HOMES in Oundle, Raunds, Rushden and Irthlingborough have been brought back into use as part of an initiative which is being run by East Northamptonshire Council.
The Evening Telegraph reported on Thursday that the council had managed to get 45 empty properties back into use since the project got under way in March last year.
The properties include a terraced home in Oundle which had been empty since November 2005 and has been rented out since May 2011.
A terraced home in Raunds which had been empty since March 2004 was brought back into use in June 2011.
A pair of semi-detached properties in Rushden which had been empty since January 1996 and were beyond economical repair were demolished following discussions and a site visit.
And a semi-detached property in Irthlingborough which had been empty since March 2006 was brought back into use in January after letters were sent to the owner.