City enables new homeowners

18 Nov 2022 in Where We Govern

The City of Cape Town continues to support beneficiaries of Community Residential Units (CRUs) and similar City-owned low-cost housing properties through its No Cost Transfer Programme by enabling them to become new homeowners. The new programme was approved by Council in October 2022 and will assist qualifying residents across the city.

On Friday, 18 November 2022, Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi, and senior officials in the Human Settlements Directorate visited qualifying residents of Lotus River, to assist them with the final steps in the No Cost Transfer Programme process.

‘The City currently owns approximately 7 500 CRUs that can be sold and approximately 12 000 delayed transfer units that must still be transferred to beneficiaries. We are excited to see residents qualify and take advantage of this programme. Mrs De Klerk, Mr and Mrs Rex, and Miss Japhta are a few of the many residents who have approached us and qualified to take transfer at no cost, and we are happy to assist them during the process.

‘The City encourages qualifying beneficiaries to take the first step and to approach us by finding out how they can benefit from this programme. Through the No Cost Transfer Programme, the City will fund the attorney transfer fees and fix same at R2 500 per property irrespective of the property purchase price, on behalf of the beneficiaries. The City will also fund insurance costs for saleable rental units from the date of sale until the registration of the property. The City’s housing officials are ready to assist many more beneficiaries who require more information or help.

‘This is a wonderful opportunity and we urge residents to reach out so that they may become property owners. Please approach us by visiting the local housing office in your community or by contacting us via the Human Settlements Call Centre or via our WhatsApp line,’ said Councillor Booi.

Contact us: 

Human Settlements Directorate’s Call Centre: 021 444 0333 or WhatsApp: 063 299 9927

Anonymous tip-offs are welcomed to help the City protect its projects and operations:

Residents can give anonymous tip offs if they are aware of illegal activity that is taking place; that has happened or is still to happen. Please call 112 from a cell phone (toll free) and 107 from a landline or 021 480 7700 for emergencies.