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Salix Homes supports campaign to get Manchester’s first Metro Mayor building

Salix Homes is taking part in a campaign to encourage Greater Manchester’s first ever Metro Mayor to prioritise housing and deliver the “affordable” homes local people.

The Salford-based housing provider is partnering with the National Housing Federation (NHF) and other housing organisations across the conurbation, in an attempt to push housing to the top of the political agenda ahead of the mayoral election on Thursday 4 May.

The public campaign, which launched yesterday, is being run by the NHF and the Greater Manchester Housing Providers (GMHP). It will call on all six mayoral candidates to sign up and pledge their support for everyone across Greater Manchester to live in a home they can afford.

Lee Sugden, chief executive of Salix Homes said: “The need for affordable housing in Salford has never been greater. While overall house prices are lower than the national average at £146,000, homes cost around six times the average income of a Salfordian.

“There is a housing crisis going on with thousands still on the housing waiting list and an ever-increasing population.

“We want to create new affordable homes for the city, so that’s we’re calling on all six mayoral candidates to commit to working with us and our sector to tackle the area’s housing crisis and deliver the homes this area needs.”

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