Housing providers across the region set out ambitions for building 16,000 homes over next five years.

Ambitious plans to help tackle the housing crisis across Greater Manchester have been revealed in a manifesto by a consortium of the region’s housing providers.

The Greater Manchester Housing Providers (GMHP), a group made up of 25 housing organisations, have set out how they plan to help meet the city region’s housing need of providing 227,000 more homes over the next 20 years.

Its ‘Ambition to Deliver’ pledge is focussed on building more homes, taking into account the unique and varied challenges faced by the North West, including the need for providing extra care support and tackling homelessness.

It also looks at creating a GM-wide housing developer, set to be the first joint venture partnership of its kind. Working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), it plans to invest in the creation of a new Greater Manchester housing developer, which will add to, and expand, the range of housing to a wider market.

Building around 500 homes each year, the joint venture will deliver the variety, types and quality of new homes needed for the region’s communities.

The manifesto was presented to a special Greater Manchester All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting, organised by DevoConnect and chaired by Lucy Powell MP on Friday (20 July, 2018.)

The APPG was convened specifically to discuss and debate among Greater Manchester’s leaders how to meet the region’s housing challenges and was attended by City Mayor of Salford and housing lead for Greater Manchester Paul Dennett, along with other senior representatives of the housing and construction industries.

In the manifesto , GMHP say they will build a further 16,000 homes in the next five years – adding to the 8,000 homes they have built in the last five years- by working in partnership with all public sector agencies to look at new and equitable ways to free up and allocate land to housing providers for affordable housing.

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