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.
Commenting on the release, Director of Action on Empty Homes Will McMahon said:
There are positive and valuable lessons in this report of interest to all those who are concerned with tackling the waste of empty homes across the country. We want to encourage the creation of more community-based partnerships, to bring empty homes into use for local people and through doing so to help address the persistent underlying issues that keep people locked into poor housing and locked out of a safe, secure and affordable home.
We hope that this report can help councils see that, while we all hope for further Government investment, every council can still make a difference if they can build the right partnerships locally.
The report can be read and downloaded in full here.