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. Read more

London empty homes mapped

An interactive map showing London's empty homes by Borough alongside the costs of accommodation for homeless Londoners Read more

Coalition for Community Investment

Cross-sector coalition calling for Government investment led by Action on Empty Homes supported by Locality, Shelter, Crisis, Residential Landlords Association, Propertymark, National Housing Federation, Northern Housing Consortium, Federation of Master Builders, National Community Land Trust Network Read more

Contact us

Email: info [@] Will McMahon, Director: 020 7832 5822 Chris Bailey, Campaigns Manager: 020 7832 5808 Brighid Carey, Consultancy and Projects Manager: 07578 566663 [email protected] Action on Empty Homes 200A Pentonville Road London, N1 9JP For Media enquiries contact: Chris Bailey on 020 7832 5808 Read more

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. Read more


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We have always welcomed volunteers who are willing to give up some of their own time to help us. Whether you want to help with media campaigns, local action or policy and research – get in touch for a discussion. Read more

Take Action

Action on Empty Homes wants to work with all those who aim to tackle the problem of empty homes across England. Whether you want to become a local contact, volunteer in the national office, or invite a speaker to your community group, please get in touch! Read more


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Best practice resources

As well as reports on our work with community-based demonstration projects, bringing empty homes into use, this area will feature our upcoming Best Practise Toolkits. These will include a Toolkit for local authority officers, a Community Toolkit and links to sources of advice. Read more

Consultancy and Training

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


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Consultancy and Training

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

Our partners

Partnerships are key to the Action on Empty Homes strategy. If you want to work with us to tackle empty homes then get in touch. Read more

Meet the team

Our staff team and Board of Trustees work closely together to ensure that Action on Empty Homes campaigns for change in the most effective way. Read more

What we do

Action on Empty Homes campaigns for empty homes to be brought into use for people in housing need. We raise awareness, campaign for policy change, provide advice and research and develop ideas to help bring empty homes into use Read more

Our story

Action on Empty Homes was established in 1992 to try to ensure that empty homes in England are brought back into use for those in housing need. Read more

Media info

Media info including the latest media releases from Action on Empty Homes. Plus links for key Government statistics and our analysis. Read more

The difference we make

We are the only national organisation with a sole focus on taking action on empty homes.  Since 2000 we have played a significant role in campaigning to create a combination of local action and national action to tackle the waste empty homes. Read more