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A Year of Challenge and Success: Empty Homes Work in Scotland in 2023

In 2023, the 9000th empty home in Scotland was brought back into use. This huge milestone is testament to the hard work of all the Empty Homes Officers (EHOs) and others across the country who have been working on empty homes since the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) was launched 13 years ago. In 2022/23…

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A day in the life of an empty homes data analyst

Hi all, I’m a data analyst for the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership at Shelter Scotland. My job is to help local authorities, and all others involved in empty homes work, adopt a strategic and data-driven approach to getting empty homes back into use. No two days are the same so it’s difficult to offer a…

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Meet Renfrewshire Council’s More Homes Officer Allana Mcluskey

This year the network of Empty Homes Officers (EHOs) that SEHP supports reported 1257 homes back into use. This reflects their hard work and determination in working with owners and investigating empty properties to see them transformed into homes again. Recently we sat down with Renfrewshire Council’s More Homes Officer Allana Mcluskey to find out…

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Meet West Dunbartonshire’s EHO Karen Rae

This year the network of Empty Homes Officers (EHOs) that SEHP supports reported 1257 homes back into use. This reflects their hard work and determination in working with owners and investigating empty properties to see them transformed into homes again. Recently we sat down with West Dunbartonshire Council’s EHO Karen Rae to find out more…

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