Our new Toolkit is designed to encourage partnerships between local councils and communities to bring empty homes back into use, to meet local housing needs. Read more
In Spring 2021, Action on Empty Homes is hosting London borough meetings to ask why the new high-rise blocks we see springing up all around us are not reducing the numbers in temporary accommodation?
See info from the Camden, Haringey, Southwark and Hackney meetings Read more
On Saturday April 17th 2021 Action on Empty Homes and Homes For All held a day of action to highlight the blight and waste of half a million empty homes across England - supporters ranged from Big Issue founder Lord Bird to Unite the Union (London and Eastern Region), Acorn Leeds, Greater Manchester Housing Action and Streets Kitchen. Read more
National Empty Homes Week 15 – 21 Feb:
Action on Empty Homes calls for Government action on escalating numbers of long-term empties .
Numbers rose in 9 out of ten council areas.
The 42,540 rise in 2020 was the fourth successive annual rise in numbers, but larger than the previous three years’ rises combined. Read more
Action on Empty Homes focus on the 268,385 long-term empty homes in England and bringing them back into use for people in need of homes
We are developing a toolkit for community-led empty homes projects and working on tackling wealth investor ‘buy to leave’ in London and through the Global Empty Homes Network. We are also building a national coalition to call for government investment in empty homes.
Our new Toolkit is designed to encourage partnerships between local councils and communities to bring empty homes back into use, to meet local housing needs.
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What is happening to London's housing supply and what can we do about it?
View it all on YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/93Mh6J9HHTg Read more
London housing development is driven by frantic corporate and wealth investment activity.
New hi-rise blocks spring up but these are overwhelmingly private and often contain empty and underutilised flats.
Meanwhile, council homes, which provide decent and affordable housing for those on low incomes, are slated for demolition or sell-offs across the capital.
Action on Empty Homes London borough meetings explore housing pressure in the capital - Camden Meeting 27th May 6.30pm Read more
A supporter of our campaign to bring empties back into use has been examining the evidence on his doorstep in Bromley Read more
Will McMahon explains why a coalition of housing, community and trade union organisations are backing the Day of Action on Saturday 17th April - and how YOU can get involved Read more
We're told its time to build back better - Sam Burgum looks at how those seeking solutions to our housing crisis can learn from how Britain rebuilt are WW2 Read more