Action on Empty Homes (formerly The Empty Homes Agency), has launched its report entitled 'Community Action on Empty Homes', outlining its findings of a three-year study of 6 community led projects.
Whilst outlining the fantastic work done by these community groups, the report also issues a call to action on Local Authorities, Central Government, Funding Partners and Housing Associations to do more with the tools and resources available, to return more empty homes to use across the Country.
...for a while, anyway. Giggsy-wiggsy shows another side to his nature.
The question pre-occupying the soccer-loving empty homes practitioner is whether Robbie Fowler will now rise to the Manchester challenge by providing access to properties from his extensive buy-to-let portfolio.
The provisional New Homes Bonus figures for 2015-16 show another 10,153 long-term empties returned to use or otherwise removed from the total recorded on the Council Tax Base returns.
This long-running project (started in 2006) by an award-winning freelance journalist Ciara Leeming offers a fascinating insight into the Housing Market Regeneration programme. There is a particular focus on the experience and responses of local people which are captured in interviews. She lets the material speak for itself.
The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) is building strong cross-boundary mechanisms in order to deliver results for the HCA Empty Homes programme.
A task-and-finish group has been set up with the following purpose:
To develop a generic Lease and Repair product that can be used across Greater Manchester and the North West. This may lead into a product endorsed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and available for use nationally. The main objectives of the group are to coordinate the production of:
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