What will Forest Village Deliver?
Forest Village will deliver 2 654 fully subsidised Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses, 1 504 fully subsidised serviced sites, and 122 partially subsidised Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Houses (FLISP) houses, for a total of 4 280 housing opportunities.
Who will benefit?
1 645 BNG houses and 14 service sites, along with the 122 FLISP houses are reserved for residents of Ward 16 and Ward 17 who meet the qualification criteria for subsidised housing. 1 009 BNG units and 1 490 service sites are for beneficiaries from outside Ward 16 and Ward 17 who could not be accommodated in other projects of the N2 Gateway Phase 1 due to the limited number of opportunities.
How will opportunities be allocated?
The allocations committee of the City of Cape Town will be responsible for allocating the opportunities. Please ensure that your name is registered on the City of Cape Town’s housing list and your details are correct, so that you can be considered for an opportunity.
When will construction start?
Civil services are projected to start in November 2015 and be finished in April 2017. Construction of the houses is planned to begin in February 2016 and be completed by December 2017.
Who can I speak to if I have questions about the project?
The Lukhozi Professional Resource Team (PRT) has been appointed to manage the project on behalf of the Department of Human Settlements. Part of the responsibility of the PRT is to coordinate and manage the Social Facilitation and Beneficiary Administration for the Blue Downs beneficiaries, and Lukhozi PRT can be contacted on 021 461 3540. The Housing Development Agency HDA will be responsible for the Social facilitation and Beneficiary Administration of the N2 Phase 1 beneficiaries.
Who will represent the community?
A Project Steering Committee (PSC) consisting of community members, locally elected representatives, project officials and consultants will be the primary vehicle through which community groups can publicly participate with the planning and implementation of the project. The PSC will be established in due course and will include representatives from all the donor communities, which will include the Eerste River communities and N2 Phase 1 communities.