By Dana Gloger, July 18, 2008
Manchester's Charedi community could soon be given some relief from its housing crisis.
The Agudas Israel Housing Association (AIHA) has put in a bid to buy 17 luxury houses, all of five, six or seven bedrooms, in the Broughton Green development in Higher Broughton, Salford.
Larger houses are in high demand by the strictly Orthodox community, who usually have large families, sometimes with as many as 15 children. But they are in short supply in Manchester as well as in London, along with other parts of the UK.