Media Contacts

Please contact either the Director, Will McMahon: 020 7832 5822

Or the Campaigns Manager, Chris Bailey: 020 7832 5808

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NEW 11th Nov 2020 Official data shows massive rise in empty homes to 268,385 - the largest rise since current records began

12th August 2020 Global Empty Homes Network Launched in UK, United States and Australia with call for worldwide housing protections during Covid Crisis

28 April 2020 Pretty Vacant: Our New report explains why the next 500 towers won't solve London's housing crisis - as building re-starts across London, we explain why Government action is needed.

9 April 2020: Coronavirus and Empty Homes: How England's half a million empty homes can help the NHS: A Three Point Plan


See the data for every local council area in England here, includes regional summary

LATEST MHCLG DATA Click here for more

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What MPs think: Read ComRes research on MPs attitudes to Empty Homes and the Housing Crisis here

Film from HuffPost:

For a look at how community-led organisations can bring empty homes back to use, with benefits for the whole community, see this recent HuffPost film featuring the great work of Canopy Housing in Leeds, creating homes from empty homes. The film also features a look at the wider picture from Action on Empty Homes, which covers the issues which unite empty homes in high and lower value markets around the country: 

Media Releases

LATEST: Coronavirus and Empty Homes - How England's half a million empty homes can help the NHS: A Three Point Plan

13th November 2019 Release on latest Government figures showing third consecutive year on year rise to 226,000

New poll shows huge parliamentary support for action on empty homes as homeless families in temporary accommodation hit ten-year high
New Government figures show empty homes rising at fastest rate for a decade
Empty Homes Week 2018 205,000 long-term empties need action now
Coalition for Community Investment launched –  call for Government action spans private, social and public housing
Action needed empty homes rise for the first time since 2008
Empty Homes: why do some areas have high levels?
New Housing supply isn’t only about new build