Amber Valley Borough Council’s record for getting empty homes lived in again has been recognised by the National Empty Homes Network.
At the Network’s annual conference in Birmingham, the council, along with local housing association, Futures Homescape, was presented with an award for ‘Best Local Authority / Housing Association Partnership’.
It recognised the work they have put into returning empty homes to use. Since 2007 they have returned 75 empty homes to use, with a further 11 planned by March 2015. Last year 61 properties were returned back into use.