The Solutions

If we all take action together we can radically reduce the number of empty homes across the country.

Take action in your local community

Individuals and local housing activist groups have taken community-led action to create new projects to bringing empty homes back into use.  Contact Brighid Carey if you want to take local action.

Elected councillors can play an important role

Local councillors have played a crucial role in tackling empty homes by developing strategies to support local communities and individuals who want to take action.  If you are a local councillor or an officer and want to get involved, then email Chris Bailey.

Get involved in our London focused ‘Buy to Leave’ project.

London has thousands of properties bought by wealthy investors, who leave them empty to store of wealth or to sell-on at a profit.  In the second half of 2019, we will be holding a public consultation on what the GLA and the Government should be doing to stop this practice. Get in touch with Will McMahon if you want to get involved.

Join our campaign for government investment

We are calling for the government to invest in tackling empty homes. In the summer of 2019, we will be launching our National Action on Empty Homes Partnership. It is calling for three things:

  • Government investment to tackle the growth in empty homes
  • Local Authority commitment to developing strategies for community-led solutions for empty homes 
  • Community-led action to refurbish empty homes in local communities. 

Please let us know if you want to become a supporter by emailing info (at)

Stay in touch by joining our e-bulletin list.

Our e-bulletins are short and snappy but will keep you up to speed on what is going on both nationally and internationally on empty homes. Email Chris Bailey with 'Bulletin' in the subject line.