Last August, Action on Empty Homes, Prosper Australia and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation launched the Global Empty Homes Network (GEHN) with a ten-point plan for housing protections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The network’s long-term aims are to improve the quality and transparency of data on empty homes, secure better protection for renters and the homeless, and improve efforts to curb speculative real estate purchases.

Nearly a year after its launch, the network has become truly global, with meetings in May, June and August having drawn academics, NGO workers and empty homes practitioners from, among other countries, Denmark, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa.

At 12pm BST on 9 September, the network held a free-to-view online event alongside the MIPIM property development conference in Cannes, entitled Cities, mobile capital and housing vacancy.   - playback of the event and discussion is available on Youtube now

To find out more about MIPIM: CLICK HERE. To read about the Cities, mobile capital and housing vacancy event: CLICK HERE. To read a summary of discussions at the GEHN meeting in June: CLICK HERE.

Organisations, activists and academic researchers interested in joining the GEHN should contact [email protected]