Housing: Use old buildings to tackle crisis, says Welsh charity

housesThe BBC has reported that more needs to be done to renovate old buildings in order to tackle the housing crisis in Wales.

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BBC writes:

…Housing Justice Cymru said making better use of empty properties in town and city centres would also help those communities to thrive….

…. One resident in the worst-affected county, Gwynedd, described his eight-month search as “heart-breaking”….

Housing Justice Cymru is one charity that helps to convert older buildings into suitable housing.

“It’s really important to look at the future of housing, as well as addressing the housing crisis now,” said the charity’s director Bonnie Williams….

…. Other charities such as Shelter Cymru have spoken of the need to combine bringing empty homes back into use….

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For more on empty homes in Wales see the BBC News

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