Empty Homes Webinar

When : 5th March 2024 | 10:30am – 11:15am
Location : Online via Livestorm
Cost : FREE

Discover innovative solutions for addressing the housing crisis in the upcoming Empty Homes Webinar, proudly hosted by Finders International. Join us for this free, bite-sized online session tailored for Empty Home Officers and professionals involved with vacant properties across the UK. We are thrilled to welcome Tessa Kelly, the Director of Development at Habitat for Humanity GB, as our distinguished speaker. Tessa will delve into the realm of empty homes, emphasising the crucial role Local Authorities play in exploring alternative approaches to affordable and quality housing.

The webinar will spotlight Habitat for Humanity GB’s transformative ‘Empty Spaces to Homes’ project, shedding light on how Local Authorities can contribute to this initiative. Tessa will articulate the pressing need for residential accommodation, particularly given the challenges in homelessness and temporary accommodation statistics. Learn how redundant or underused commercial spaces can serve as a viable alternative and discover why Habitat for Humanity GB has a proven track record of successful collaborations with various local authorities, contributing significantly to housing and community projects that enhance social value within their respective programs and goals.

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We will be joined by…

Tessa Kelly
Director of Development
Habitat for Humanity GB

Tessa is the Director of Development at Habitat for Humanity GB, leading their relationship with fundraisers, supporters and partners, to deliver impact. A partnerships specialist, with an in-depth understanding and experience of working with UK private sector partners to develop purpose and engagement-led transformational relationships.

She has been the fundraising lead for the GB Empty Spaces to Homes project, securing support from the UK private sector for whom the transformation of empty and defunct spaces into decent and affordable homes for the most vulnerable has been an inspirational cause. As well as galvanising their fundraising support, she has tapped into their expertise, leadership and connections to develop the GB Empty Spaces to Homes coalition, sharing their in-depth knowledge and experience to support the development of our Empty Spaces to Homes toolkit.

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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This event is Carbon Neutral!

Finders have pledged to offset the carbon usage of all our online event activities. To do so, we will be planting 1 tree for each webinar we host.

You can be rest assured that tuning into this webinar will contribute to your individual and firms goal towards reducing your carbon footprint! Read more about our Carbon Footprint pledge here.

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