£100m government funding to renovate empty homes

There are more than 700,000 empty homes across the country - with around 280,000 unused and under-maintained for six months or more.

This funding has taken place to prevent less abandoned streets, anti-social behaviour, vandalism and fly tipping.

Local government minister Andrew Stunell said, "Thousands of homes have already been brought back into use in the last year - but there are still many areas where there are whole streets of abandoned homes,"

"That's why today I'm offering government cash, backed up by the investment of communities themselves, for a £100m boost to breathe new life into these areas and providing homes to those in need."

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