Visit the Action on Empty Homes new website

Action on Empty homes has made headlines in the local news and launched a new website

Visit our new website!

Our new website at is up and running. Have a look and tell us what you think. We aim to emphasise action and partnerships.

If you have a news story you want us to carry - send it to us. If there is something you want to get off your chest - then write a blog. If you want to support our work - make a donation.

Our latest publication: Community Action on Empty Homes
In this report – 'Community action on empty homes' – we share learning from six demonstration projects, all employing community-based approaches to bring empty homes back into use. This report aims to encourage others to form community-based partnerships which work towards bringing empty homes back into use for local people.

Action on Empty Homes in the News

The York Press reports the number of homes sitting empty in York has increased by nearly 50% - one of the sharpest rises in the country, according to Government figures. Our Campaign Manager, Chris Bailey, gives his view in the story.

In the London Borough of Tower Hamlets after three attempts to sell an ex-keyworker home in Bethnal Green, housing association Peabody has announced it will open it to a family on the borough's housing waiting list. The home was empty for ten months. Action on Empty Homes Director comments.

In the London Borough of Islington, a distressing story led to Action on Empty Homes being asked to comment on the wider issue of an ethical disposal policy for housing associations.


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