Empty homes fund win for cam­paigner

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

ONE of the key de­mands of prop­erty cam­paigner Ge­orge Clarke has been re­alised with the cre­ation of a low-in­ter­est loan scheme to help the own­ers of empty homes bring them back into use as af­ford­able hous­ing.

The Empty Homes Agency (EHA) has an­nounced the for­ma­tion of the Na­tional Empty Homes Loans Fund, to be run jointly by the EHA and as yet un­named build­ing so­ci­ety. The cre­ation of the loan scheme was made pos­si­ble by a grant from the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment (DCLG) un­der its Empty Homes Community Grants Pro­gramme.

The loans fund was one of the de­mands of Chan­nel 4’s Great British Prop­erty Scan­dal cam­paign led by Mr Clarke.

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