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Individual Housing Subsidy Programme

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Individual Housing Subsidy Programme for those earning a combined gross income below R3 500.

What is the programme about?
Individual housing subsidies are available to applicants who wish to buy a residential property for the first time. The subsidy can be used to buy an existing house . Successful applicants will receive this subsidy only once. It is not a cash pay-out, but is paid directly to a financial institution or seller. Individual Housing Subsidy Quick Guide

Individual Housing Subsidy Quick Guide

Who will be assisted?
You qualify for this subsidy if:

  1. You are registered on the housing demand database at your nearest municipality.
  2. You have been on the municipal housing demand database (i.e. waiting list) for a minimum period of 10 years in Cape Town and 5 years in areas outside of Cape Town.
  3. You are a South African citizen or have a permanent residency permit.
  4. You are 18 years or older.
  5. You are married or living with a partner.
  6. You are single or divorced, and have proven financial dependants permanently living with you.
  7. Your maximum monthly household income is R3 500 or less before deductions.
  8. You or your partner have never owned property or in exceptional cases where you bought land.
  9. You or your partner have never received a subsidy from the government before.

Please note that applicants who do not conform to point 1 above will not be considered and their application forms will not be returned.

How to apply?
If you meet ALL the requirements as outlined above and you have found a property to purchase you will first need to produce a copy of the seller’s Title Deed in order to obtain an application form.


When can people apply?
Applications can be submitted from 1 April at the Provincial Department of Human Settlements, 27 Wale Street Cape Town.
No late applications will be accepted or considered.

The content on this page was last updated on 5 August 2021