2015 General Election

EHN Manifesto-Meter 2015

This is a somewhat subjective analysis of the manifesto commitments of the major parties in the 2015 General Election with regard to the empty homes issue, measuring them against the five priority items in our own policy document

In additon to the star-chart, there are notes which describe the basis on which the various stars have been awarded.

EHA presses candidates on empty homes stance

Empty Homes Agency Chief Executive Helen Williams is pushing Parliamentary candidates in England to commit to doing more about empty homes in the runup to the General Election on May 7th.

Candidates from all the main parties have been sent emails which EHA says "has prompted a good deal of interest, pledges and tweets across the political spectrum."

Email to prospective parliamentary candidates:

Dear Candidate

Empty Homes Agency campaign to reduce long-term empty homes

Filling the Empties - EHN policy position

The Empty Homes Network policy paper aims to support the development of practical measures that are needed to keep the number of empty homes to a minimum.

As with all our policy papers, this one is the fruit of a collaborative exercise open to contributions from all our practitioners and has been carefully considered and agreed by the EHN Executive.

Five key action points emerged:

Animation to show impact of Empty Homes Community Grant in Leeds

Leeds Empties produced this short animation with funding from The Nationwide Foundation to tell the story of the impact Latch, Canopy and Gipsil have had in Leeds, with Empty Homes Community Grant funding. 

The film also aims to make the case for continued support for work to bring empty homes back into use.



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