Our Community Action on Empty Homes Toolkit supports communities and local authorities to work together and deliver affordable homes from empty homes.

The Toolkit guides communities and local authorities working together through the process of bringing empty homes into use, sharing practical examples and case studies. It contains step-by-step flow charts and diagrams, a guide to funding, explanations of the more technical processes involved and information about delivering on-site training.


The Toolkit has been developed in consultation with community-based schemes and local authorities already experienced in bringing empty homes into use as affordable housing. It also highlights opportunities for the provision of on-site work experience and training, and for boosting small businesses and supporting local start-ups.

We are holding free events to launch the Community Action on Empty Homes Toolkit

- The next event is in Birmingham on Thursday 25th November

Venue: Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, B5 5SE  10.00am – 1.30pm  (concludes with buffet lunch)

To reserve your place in Birmingham, email: [email protected] 

NOTE: Places are free to local authorities and the charitable and community sector 

To download the Community Action on Empty Homes Toolkit, visit the Community Action on Empty Homes page of this website by clicking here 

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