Friday, June 8, 2012
They own land; give them financial incentives.
Thousands of properties in England are to be brought back into use thanks to a new government cash injection. Communities minister Andrew Stunell revealed Â£145 million will be used to help tackle the empty homes problem, with 20 successful councils to share Â£60 million to help make the dwellings liveable and occupied. In addition, more than Â£25 million will be handed to voluntary and community groups across the country to enable them to bring families into the abodes once again. It is hoped the move will result in around 5,600 empty homes coming back into use - but Mr Stunell noted there is plenty more work to do before the issue is fully resolved and the crisis over.