Empty Homes Week 2014 - 1st December to 5th December

Helen Williams, Chief Executive of the campaigning charity Empty Homes Agency, has announced the dates for this year's Empty Homes Week - from the Monday 1st to Friday 5th December 2014.

An announcement on the Empty Homes Agency website reads

The Empty Homes Agency is encouraging all those working to bring empty homes back into use to make the most of this week to publicise the good work that they are doing and to make the case for plans to bring long-term empty homes back into being a priority both locally and nationally.

The Empty Homes Agency is encouraging people to let them know what they are planning that week by emailing them at : policy@emptyhomes.com.

They will be launching a new campaign to address long-term empty homes as part of that week and will keep people updated through their website: www.emptyhomes.com

We hope that practitioners will do just that - and announce their activities on the EHN website too.

(It seems that Helen has now revived the full name Empty Homes Agency (which had always remained the legal name of the organisation). We understand from David Ireland that the "Agency" had originally been dropped because it suggested to people that the charity was some kind of quango (eg, like the HCA or VOA). But the reduced name "Empty Homes" on its own often proved awkward in practice.)

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