15th to 21st February is National Empty Homes Week 2021 we focus on the 268,385 long-term empty homes in England and bringing them back to use

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.


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.


Author: Chris Bailey

Our impact


120 local authorities take part in Empty Homes Week


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


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

  • Its Empty Homes Week 2021

    Its #EmptyHomesWeek2021 and across England councils are publicising support available locally to bring empty homes back to use. Numbers rose 20% last year to 268,385 - we want Government to act, so more can be done quicker - we need a National Empty Homes Strategy featuring new powers for councils and new investment from Government Read more

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