Northern Alliance Housing Co-operative

Northern Alliance, formed in 2009, is a housing co-operative acquires tinned up properties and retrofits them to high standards of energy efficiency.

Its aim is to acquire disused properties. The purpose is to house individuals and families and help members of the alliance to gain control over and manage their own housing needs, and ensure they are renovated as ecologically sustainable and carbon neutral as possible. The goal is to demonstrate that regeneration comes from within the community, from the ground up. Northern Alliance is winners of the Arthur Guinness Fund Awards, which in association with UnLtd, work with people aged 25-35 who have brilliant urban regeneration ideas that will make a difference to their local community.