How housing associations are using voids during the coronavirus crisis

Despite challenges, some housing associations are managing use their vacant properties (voids) to provide housing for vulnerable people that need to move urgently.

This briefing shares examples of how housing associations are doing this, and outlines examples of successful partnership working with local authorities and others.

The briefing covers:

  • An overview of how housing associations are using voids.
  • Key factors that mean lettings can still go ahead.
  • Barriers to lettings.
  • Preparing for the future.

We will continue exploring how this situation evolves among our membership as time goes on, and work with the government to provide further clarity and guidance in managing void properties.

If you have any questions about this work, please contact Suzannah Young.  

Who to speak to

Suzannah Young, Policy Officer