Derelict women’s refuge transformed into social housing in Salford

A former women’s hostel officially opened its doors today (Wednesday, October 23) after being transformed into much-needed social housing. Joan Lestor House, on Ellesmere Street,...

Twenty five social housing homes to be built in East Manchester

Manchester Council are disposing of land in for the building of social housing The land at Blackrock Street in east Manchester sits aside One Manchester’s...

Just 1 in 10 homes built on land released from the Green Belt are...

Only 1 in 10 homes built on land released from the Green Belt over the past decade are ‘affordable’ according to a new report:...

Dérive picks up keys for new affordable homes in Charlestown

Salford City Council’s new housing company Dérive has picked up the keys to its first new homes. The keys to the first of 20 two...

Housing in Manchester is becoming increasingly unaffordable for young people a report warns

Action is needed to tackle Manchester’s growing housing crisis, with house prices having quadrupled in recent years, a new report warns. Making Home, by the...

Second phase of Andy Burnham’s bed every night scheme launched across Greater Manchester

Four hundred emergency accommodation beds to support people sleeping rough across Greater Manchester open on Tuesday at the start of the second phase of...

Eight million people are living in an unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable home in Britain...

More than 8m people in England – around 1 in 7 – are living in an unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable home, according to the...

44% of working renters in the North West only one paycheque away from losing...

With little or no savings to fall back on, 44% of private renters in the North West could not afford to pay their rent...

Put people before process when allocating social housing says report

Rules and processes designed to decide who gets access to social housing could be failing people in greatest need, according to new research from...

Property repossessions falling but the North West remains the nation’s repossession hotspot

Research by WinMyDreamHome.com has highlighted the falling number of properties being repossessed by mortgage lenders and which region is the nation’s property repossession hotspot. Using...