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

  • Empty Homes Week 2019

    Empty Homes Week 2019 took place from the 23rd September 2019 until the 29th September 2019. In 2018 over 100 councils took part, in 2019 120 councils launched new initiatives or publicised action in National Empty Homes Week. Contact your council for local events and information. Read more

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