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Home Again: A 10-City Plan to rapidly convert empty homes into social rent homes

We need at least 90,000 social rent homes delivered every year in England, for 10 years, to end homelessness and house most of the people on waiting lists.

To get to 90,000 new social rent homes a year we need a comprehensive plan. Later in 2024, Shelter will set out measures to hit this target. In the meantime, a small, but crucial part of this puzzle is the need to tackle privately-owned long-term empty homes (LEH).

This 10-City Plan sets out how a new government could invest £1.25bn in central grant funding to rapidly convert 10,500 empty homes into social rent homes in the first three years of a new government.