We are focused on bringing the 226,000 long-term empty homes in England back into use for people with housing needs

Current Projects

We are developing a toolkit for community-led empty homes projects and working on tackling wealth investor ‘buy to leave’ in London. We are also building a national coalition to call for government investment in empty homes.

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Author: Chris Bailey

Pretty Vacant

Our new report on why the next 500 high-rise towers in London won't end the capitals's housing crisis. And how they will make it worse.

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Author: Chris Bailey

Our impact

120

120 local authorities take part in Empty Homes Week

9,000

Our campaign for the Government to fund schemes to bring empty homes into use was adopted. Between 2012 and 2015 over 9,000 new homes were created. We need this re-started

200%

Council Tax can now be doubled on homes left two years empty. We campaigned against discounts for empty homes and support councils implementing new premiums

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Latest events

  • Public Meeting Playback Now Available: Empty Homes in the Alpha City

    What is happening to London's housing supply and what can we do about it? With Speakers: Rowland Atkinson, Rex McKenzie, Loretta Lees View it all on YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/93Mh6J9HHTg Read more

  • Empty Homes Week 2020 Moves to 2021

    Empty Homes Week is an annual event focused on local action to bring empty homes into use - normally scheduled in late September. The continuing impact of Corona virus on local councils makes it is difficult to organise a meaningful national event under these circumstances. Empty Homes Week has therefore been rescheduled to 15th to 21st February 2021. The week will feature the launch of a new Empty Homes in England report analysing national, regional and local trends. Read more

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