The development will provide 570 housing opportunities, including state-subsidised Breaking New Ground and Gap housing opportunities. The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi, visited the project, which has a total value of R115-million, to check on the civil engineering services that are being installed. Read more below:
The civil works will be completed in February 2020 if all goes according to plan, and construction of the houses will start thereafter. It will consist of 395 state-subsidised Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses for qualifying beneficiaries on the City’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. Community support and partnerships with all concerned remain of utmost importance to get this development completed in the shortest possible timeframe,” says Councillor Booi.
Beneficiaries of the BNG houses are in the process of being selected in accordance with the City’s Housing Allocation Policy and the City’s Housing Database to ensure that housing opportunities are made available in a fair and transparent manner that prevents queue jumping.