City's Glenhaven social housing project already 50% tenanted.
The City of Cape Town and partners' Glenhaven social housing project is progressing well and is already 50% tenanted.
The first of its units were handed over toward the end of last year and occupation is expected to be completed by mid-2021, if
all goes according to plan.
This well-located Bellville South project compromises several different types of housing opportunities.
The City's Mayoral Committee Member for H uman Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi, was there today, Tuesday 23 February 2021, to check on the project's progress.
The City's Glenhaven project is comprised of 512 social housing opportunities as well as 253 Gap rental housing units.
The City expenditure on this partnership project of R67 million includes money allocated for the earthworks; internal civil engineering services for the provision of water, sanitation and roads; electricity reticulation; street lighting and the rental units.
Councillor Booi was joined by dignitaries to check on the progress.
The construction of the top structures for the social housing opportunities commenced in October 2018 and its
Phase One is now complete.
Phase Two is currently under way.
The construction of the Gap rental housing units was completed in February 2019 and half of the total number of units available are already tenanted.
Through the development process, the City has assisted the Non Profit Organisation (NPO) social housing institution Urban Status Rentals with all the funding and statutory applications to enable the successful delivery of the housing units in this estimated R190 million project.
The City's commitment to enabling more affordable housing opportunities, especially through the social housing model, is clear.
The City is currently driving the construction phase of more than 2 000 affordable housing opportunities in and near urban centres across the metro in order to develop greater spatial equality in Cape Town.
Social housing is rental or co-operative housing for low and lower income households earning between R1 501 and R15 000 per month, with the proviso that the applicant is willing to and undertakes to pay monthly rental.
Gap housing is for households which earn between R3 501 and R22 000 per month, and do not qualify for a full State-housing subsidy.
However, these households are eligible for a range of partial housing subsidies and programmes.
The selection of beneficiaries for all City housing projects is done in accordance with the City's Allocation Policy and the City's Housing Needs Register to ensure that housing opportunities are allocated to qualifying beneficiaries in a fair and equitable manner.
Applicants for social housing opportunities are also required to be registered on the Register.