Banbury Empty Homes Projects (2013)

Off the back of our successful Miller Road project , we are now working in partnership with Cherwell District Council’s Build! Programme to deliver 20 units of affordable accommodation across 3 existing sites in Banbury. Discussions are also in place for the provision of on-site training for young people who can apply to become residents of the refurbished flats at Orchard Way, one of the project locations.

The experience at Miller Road (see training video) has meant that we will be able to use this knowledge gained in providing a tailored training programme for these future residents. They in turn have the incentive of a reduced rent once they have completed the programme which will assist them in becomin more stable in their future housing and employment. We are excited about this project and the potential for this form of ‘sweat equity’ as it ties in very well with the Habitat ethos.