The Greater London Authority (GLA) and the Association of London Government (ALG) are to host a conference to raise the profile of empty homes in London.
Entitled ‘Empty Homes in London’ the event will take place on 11 October 2004 at City Hall and will be Chaired by Cllr Tony Newman, Chair of the ALG’s Housing Panel.
Speakers will include the Mayor, Ken Livingstone; Karen Buck, MP; Alan Collet, Senior Partner at Allsops and Board Member of the Empty Homes Agency; and Stephen House, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police.
The City Hall conference will see the launch of a new report by the Empty Homes Agency entitled “Unlocking the potential of London’s empty homes” which highlights through case studies work undertaken by London’s boroughs and establishes a Local Authority Empty Homes Charter which serves as a checklist for action on empty homes.
The conference also marks the start of the Empty Homes Agency’s London Week of Action on Empty Homes. The week of activity aims to raise the profile of this area of work and encourage more action across London to bring the almost 100,000 empty homes back into use.