Friday, March 26, 2010
From the Front Line: bottom line is we need cheaper homes
A taste of the real economy... "Homeless charity Shelter published the housing league this week which said an average of 317 new affordable homes have been built in Manchester in each of the past three years, despite a housing waiting list of around 20,000 which will take five years to clear... The charity estimates that a Manchester resident would have to earn Â£34,783-a-year to buy an average-price property in the city. Manchesterâ€™s Liberal Democrat housing spokesman ... criticised the councilâ€™s performance, saying it had an appalling record for providing social housing. He added: "The lamentable failure to meet local social housing needs rests entirely with this failed Labour administration and government." " Not many on Â£35k in Manchester... it's all about to get messy!