Housing crisis: Fighting to survive the property boom

Richard Ravenscroft has been living homeless in Greater Manchester for three years after suddenly losing his brother and then his home.

With hundreds of new high-rise homes appearing every month, Manchester has become one of the fastest developing cities in Europe.

But some locals feel they are being priced out - and made homeless.

Richard says he "dropped through the gap" and was unable to find a home - but his life could be about to take a positive turn.

You can watch 'Manctopia: Billion Pound Property Boom' on Tuesday 18 August at 9pm on BBC Two and afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

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