Over 3000 benefited from City's housing project
By Tarryn Le Chat
19 April 2007
During the past financial year, the Cape Metropole beneficiaries has received 3 000 houses from the City of Cape Town.
The various units form part of a total of 66 housing projects managed by the Council’s Directorate of Integrated Human Settlements. It is financed in terms of the national housing subsidy programme.
The beneficiaries – Mfuleni, Langa, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha and Nyanga – have received in total 793 homes. Mfuleni has received 506 homes, whilst Langa, Gugulethu and Nyanga have had 287 hostel units being converted.
The best progress recorded has been Kuyasa Town 3 in Khayelitsha with 1 014 PHP houses under construction.
According to their statement, various other places have also benefited from the housing projects, such as Witsand, Brown Farm, Mamre and Wallacedene.
According to mayoral committee member for housing, Dan Plato, a new structure plan is being prepared for the Pelican Park development of 3 300 units. It will consist of a mix of ‘gap’ housing with potential for cross-subsidisation of RDP houses.