We are focused on bringing the 216,000 long-term empty homes in England back into use for people with housing needs

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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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Our expertise can help local authorities and community groups find solutions to empty homes in local communities.

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100 local authorities take part in Empty Homes Week

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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

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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

  • Empty Homes - Community Solutions: International Perspectives

    On Tuesday 30 April the University of Birmingham’s Housing and Communities Research Network hosted experts from Spain, Japan and England Read more

  • Empty Homes Week 2019

    Empty Homes Week 2019 will take place from the 23rd September 2019 until the 29th September 2019. In 2018 over 100 councils took part in National Empty Homes Week. Read more

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