In part 2 of our award winners story, we look at the successful submissions for the remaining three awards, presented at the 2019 Empty Homes Conference in Birmingham.
Meeting the Challenge Award - Sponsored by Action on Empty Homes
Winner: City of Bradford Metrolpolitan District Council
Bradford has the highest proportion of empty homes in Yorkshire, with 19 in every 1,000 homes laying empty for at least six months. We also have the highest number of empty homes in Yorkshire (4,090).
Bradford has a large and rapidly growing population. Over the last decade the District’s population growth has been much faster than the national average, growing at a rate of 11.1% compared to 7.1% nationally.
This population change and consequential increased housing demand , together with the issue of quality (or lack of) within the private rented sector presents considerable housing pressures within the District.