Section: Community Regeneration

Charity urges measures to break vicious cycle of high local concentrations of empty homes

Posted 07.04.17
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New research by the campaigning charity Empty Homes highlights a vicious cycle in which areas with high concentrations of empty homes are linked to high levels of deprivation and poor standard housing.

However, there is a golden opportunity for Government to help break the cycle by putting in place an investment programme that supports neighbourhood improvement approaches, that both refurbish the housing stock and tackle the underlying causes of empty homes in these areas, according to the report.

Empty homes: why do some areas have high levels? urges policy makers to recognise that the high levels of empty homes and poor standard of existing housing in some parts of the country are just as much a part of the housing crisis as the extreme affordability gap in high value areas where demand more obviously outstrips supply.

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Reporting on April 2017

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