Head office is awash with colour to support the affordable homes campaign

31 March 2017 Last updated at 12:18

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A landmark Manchester building was lit up as part of the campaign to make affordable housing a priority for the new Greater Manchester mayor.

 

A massive projection was shone on the head office of Great Places Housing Group which is on the main route out of south Manchester.

 

The image was seen by hundreds of passing drivers and is part of the campaign for everyone in Greater Manchester to live in a home they can afford.

 

Greater Manchester’s new mayor will assume new powers relating to housing, planning and infrastructure. He or she will also have the chance to champion housing policy and seek further devolution of funding and flexibilities from central Government.

 

The public campaign, is being run by the National Housing Federation and the Greater Manchester Housing Providers (GMHP).

 

Between them, they own and manage a quarter of a million homes across Greater Manchester and one in every five in the city region.

 

They built over a third of all new housing stock in the area between 2011 and 2015, more than 8,000 new homes and have clear ambitions to work with the new Mayor to deliver even more affordable housing.

 

Great Places Housing Group in a member of GMHP and our chief executive Matthew Harrison said: “We want the new mayor to work with us and our sector to tackle the area’s housing crisis and deliver the homes we need. We thought the projection was an excellent way of getting our message across to the public.”​