Cape Town housing breaks new ground

22 Oct 2019 in Where We Govern

Behind the scenes, the DA-run City of Cape Town has been working hard on 33 social housing projects, working to uplift residents from all walks of life by giving them access to housing, and in many cases, an asset that they can pass on to future generations.

Salt River Market

One of the most exciting projects that the DA-run City of Cape Town is currently driving is the development of the Salt River Market site that will deliver up to 850 housing units.

Maroela South Housing Project

The R115 million project in Kraaifonteing will provide 570 housing opportunities to residents.

The housing project will consist of 395 State-subsidised Breaking New Ground houses for qualifying beneficiaries on Cape Town’s Housing Database and 175 Gap houses for people who earn between R3 500 to R22 000 a month.

“We are making progress every day and getting closer to enhancing the living conditions of our beneficiaries. Success is only achieved when we all work together.”

– Cllr Malusi Booi, MCM for Human Settlements

Valhalla Park Housing Project

The project will be home to 777 housing beneficiaries.

All of the housing opportunities in the area will be state-subsidized, meaning they will be solely for beneficiaries on the City of Cape Town’s housing list.

Owning a home is something that some residents say they could only dream of. Where we govern, we are pleased to be part of turning that dream into a reality.

Handing over title deeds to rectify the injustices of the past.

Forty residents from Wallacedene, Langa, Atlantis, Joe Slovo, Kleinvlei, Wesbank and Mfuleni recently received full and unambiguous ownership of their homes, some of whom have waited for over 20 years to receive their title deeds.

“The handing over of title deeds allows homeowners to live in dignity in a home that they can call their own. It is an investment that will grow in value that becomes an asset for the homeowners and their loved ones.”

– Cllr Grant Twigg, MCM for Urban Management