On Saturday April 17th 2021 Action on Empty Homes and Homes For All are calling for a day of action to highlight the blight and waste of over a quarter of a million empty homes across England Read more
This March, 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
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
National daily Metro put rising numbers of wasted empty homes in the context of the wider housing crisis and the plight of those at the sharp end. The paper spoke to us about how empties and homelessness are both rising. 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. We are also building a national coalition to call for government investment in empty homes.
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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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 23rd March 6.45pm Read more
Round up of local action by councils, including a selection of local media reports, plus links to more information Read more
During National Empty Homes Week 2021 local councils joined Action on Empty Homes in calling for a new Empty Homes Programme from Government backed by new powers and investment, alongside support for action driven by local communities. Read more
Latest figures for England show there are 127,240 children living in temporary accommodation, including 1,440 households with children in bed and breakfasts.
The LGA representing all councils says the number spending lockdown in temporary accommodation reinforces the urgent need for the Government to ensure building more affordable homes to rent and for action on empty homes. Read more