First 110 farm 694 housing development beneficiaries to move in within 2 months
It is envisaged that the first 110 qualifying beneficiaries of the Farm 694 Housing Development in Mitchells Plain, will move into their brand-new homes in approximately two months. This will be the first group out of the intended 434 that are set to benefit from this project. 50 % of the beneficiaries will come from the New Woodlands area, while the other 50% will come from the Greater Kosovo Informal Settlement.
The balance of 324 will be handed over during the course of the 2022/23 financial year.
The entire development, which commenced in September 2019, consists of various phases and has a combined Human Settlement Development Grant (HSDG) and Urban Settlement Development Grant (USDG) funding of R 299 million.
In addition to the housing opportunities, 38 people from the local labour market have been employed with a further 43 receiving job skills training. Amongst others, these opportunities include painting, security, bricklaying and plastering.
Minister Simmers said: “It is pleasing to note that construction is continuing to make significant progress. I am looking forward to the day when we welcome beneficiaries from New Woodlands and the Greater Kosovo informal settlement into their homes, where they will form a new integrated community. I would also like to express my gratitude to both Project Steering Committees for their continued and unwavering support, as they are ensuring that those who are seeking to disrupt the progress that is being made in this project are not given a platform to do so.
As the Western Cape government, we remain committed to accelerating human settlement delivery, while promoting social inclusion through the development of integrated, resilient, safe and sustainable human settlements in an open opportunity society.”
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