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Afro Housing Self Build Scheme

New houses for a new future? A self build housing project for Afro Caribbeans is introduced in Birmingham.

Non-Fiction 1974 6 mins

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Ben Leigh of the Afro Caribbean Association for Economic and Social Security tells Wendy Jones about a unique scheme in Small Heath, Birmingham where a group of young black families have built their own homes from the ground up. Noel Mullings is amongst those who have sacrificed every spare moment to set up his family for the future. For most of us, who will avoid DIY at all costs, the thought of building a house in your spare time is a mind boggling prospect.