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Submitted by admin on 18 Nov 2014 - 13:27

The Welsh Houses to Homes initiative continues to deliver solid results according to the latest Interim Evaluation report by Sheffield Hallam University, now including data from the first two years of the scheme and collected up to March 2014.

The outcomes and messages are in line with those reported in the previous evaluation, which we reviewed last March in our story Welsh Houses to Homes Initiative latest update, but there are one or two new points starting to emerge that should prompt further analysis in the future.

Providing impetus

Particularly interesting from the practitioner point of view is the extent to which Houses to Homes seems to have been the catalyst for more vigorous empty homes work across the board. From the baseline 2011-12 figure of 1,372  "direct actions" on empty properties returned into use by...