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Empty Homes Week gets a boost in Camden

We've pledged to bring a record number of properties back into use to mark Empty Homes Week.

Running from 30 November until 6 December, the week encourages housing providers to bring more vacant properties back into use as residential homes.

We’ve brought 70 empty homes back into use since April and we’re announcing during Empty Homes Week to increase this to 125 homes within one year.

We recently led on the conversion of Greenland Place - a former warehouse on Camden High Street - into four flats.

The properties have been leased for 10 years to a housing co-operative and let to people in housing need.

Maria is a resident who has also benefitted from the empty homes work in Camden.

She was living in temporary accommodation with her 15 year old son and needed to find a permanent home. Maria said:

“I received a phone call from one of the housing advisors that works for the private sector in Camden and he told me that there was a scheme where Camden council provides people housing through an Empty Homes project.”

After working with the Council she was able to move into the new home. She added:

“Everything is in very good condition, it is very new. So I think we have been very lucky with this move.”

 

How can you help?

If you know of an empty property in Camden report it here.

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