Empty Homes #2

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


With reference to question 1429/2013, why were only 10 empty homes brought back into use in 2012/13? What was the cost involved in bringing these homes back into use?


Answer for Empty Homes #2

Answer for Empty Homes #2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current Empty Homes Programme delivery forecast is back loaded, similar to other housing investment programmes as providers acquire properties. It is anticipated that the full allocation of £15.6 million will be taken up by March 2015 to bring circa 1,100 homes back into use. The average grant per property for this programme is circa £13,000; and we are seeking to bring properties back into use for a minimum of five years.