Empty Homes Webinar

When : 17th May 2024 | 10:30am – 11:30am
Location : Online via Livestorm
Cost : FREE

Explore housing crisis solutions in the Empty Homes Webinar by Finders International. Join this free online session for Empty Home Officers and UK property professionals. Featuring Catrin Evans, Head of Development at The Community Impact Initiative C.I.I. This event focuses on The Community Impact Initiative’s efforts to regenerate empty homes as a means to support local communities by helping people gain skills, achieve qualifications, improve their well-being, and move towards employment.

The Community Impact Initiative (The Cii) use the regeneration of empty homes as a vehicle to help local people gain skills, achieve qualifications, improve their wellbeing and move towards employment. Since 2017, they have supported over 300 people and have brought ten empty properties back into use. Catrin will discuss the organisation’s work in South Wales, exciting plans to bring Cii projects up to Scotland and how the team uses/will use partnership working to regenerate empty homes whilst helping local people gain the skills and qualifications needed to find work.

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We will be joined by…

Catrin Evans
Head of Development
The Community Impact Initiative C.I.I

Catrin is head of development at The Cii. Over the past year, she has helped to spearhead progress in the organisation and has had a number of successes, including securing high-level funding for a new women’s project in Wales and taking the lead on the development of a brand-new empty homes regeneration project in her home city of Dundee.

Our host for this session…

Muhammad Uddin
Public Sector Development Manager
Finders International

Muhammad Uddin previously worked in housing for 17 years within the Social Housing and Private Sector Hosting. His most recent experience was with a local authority in Leicestershire, where he worked as an Empty Homes Officer, with a proven track record of successfully bringing 196 empty properties back into use.

Muhammad has experience dealing with all empty homes related issues within the private sector, working in partnership with home owners, carrying out property inspections for housing standards, HHSRS property inspections, and offering grants and property maintenance advice to property owners. Muhammad also managed acquisition with annual budget of £10m used to purchase empty properties and properties on the market in dealing with the Housing shortage councils are facing.


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