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About us

Self-Help-Housing.Org is a unique project which has been set up to:

How  will this be done?

Who we are

Self-Help-Housing.Org has been set up with funding from Tudor Trust [1] by three partner organisations :

Our contact details

For further information, contact:

Jon Fitzmaurice,  Director on 07939 593 251 / 0207 207 9717
jnf@agents-for-change.com [5]

Jon [6]


Jon started working in housing in Birmingham with Shape Housing Association, which had been set up to work with young people renovating empty properties for homeless families. He later joined Shelter’s Empty Property Unit in the early ‘80s and from there moved into mainstream housing. Over the years he’s been a member of many boards including Shelter and a number of housing associations.

However, his interest in mobilizing people to take control of housing has never waned and seeing self-help housing in decline he decided to set up a project that would put it back on the map: Self-Help-Housing.Org is that organization. “ It’s crazy that there are so many people in need of housing and yet so many houses standing empty. It’s not for everyone, but getting hold of some empty property and bringing it back is a possibility, of which  most people are unaware. The project and website are dedicated to helping anyone and everyone who wants to explore this option”

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