A Housing Association in Easterhouse has been commended for its work at this year’s Empty Homes Conference in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.
Lochfield Park Housing Association received special mention for their regeneration of the Brucefield Park area of Glasgow’s Easterhouse.
With dilapidated properties in the area empty for over 20 years, a crime and anti-social behavior ‘hotspot’ had been blighting the local community in recent times.
Delegates from across Scotland gathered at the conference to discuss the importance of Empty Homes’ work in promoting the town centre living agenda.
Graeme Brown, Director for Shelter Scotland said: “Today’s conference is our opportunity to celebrate and showcase the outstanding people and innovative work happening across Scotland which really makes a difference to communities suffering with empty properties.
“The project has not only resulted in increasing the housing supply in Easterhouse but also improving the area’s anti-social behaviour and crime.”
There are over 23,000 long-term private sector empty homes in Scotland, many of which cause serious safety concerns for local communities. The awards are a celebration of the various projects operating across Scotland and their achievements in regenerating previously abandoned and neglected houses.
The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership is hosted by Shelter Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.