Next to claims of a housing crisis that is pricing a generation out of ever owning their own home, and forcing families out of their communities. Housing the Powerhouse, a campaign made up of house builders and developers, is warning that Greater Manchester is heading towards a London-style housing problem.
Figures just out show property prices in Manchester are set to rise by 26% in the next four years.
The government says it'll build nearly a million more affordable homes in that time.
But are the hopes of thousands of people being dashed by low wages and soaring rents?
Daniel Hewitt reports.