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Other Housing Subsidy Programmes


The Department of Human Settlements enhances access to sustainable human settlements for its people by offering the following programmes via municipalities:

  • Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP)
  • Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP)
  • Institutional Programme
  • Consolidation Subsidy Programme
  • The Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) provides for the acquisition of land, servicing of stands for a variety of land uses including commercial, recreational, schools and clinics. It also provides for residential stands for low, middle and high income groups. The land use and income group mix will be based on local planning and needs assessment.
  • The Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP) which seeks to upgrade the living conditions of millions of poor people by providing secure tenure and access to basic services and housing.
  • The Institutional Programme which provides capital grants to social housing institutions which construct and manage affordable rental units. The Programme also provides for the sale of units by the social housing institution after at least four years has lapsed.
  • The Consolidation Subsidy Programme which seeks to assist households who have received serviced sites in terms of the state housing scheme instituted pre-1994. It provides for the completion of houses on the serviced sites.


Where can I find more information?

Department of Human Settlements
27 Wale Street
Cape Town


Call: 021 483 6488 / 021 483 0623 / 021 483 0611 / 021 483 3112 / 021 483 8984
E-mail: Human.Settlements@westerncape.gov.za

Office Hours

Mondays to Fridays from 07:30 - 15:00

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Government Body: (Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 20 November 2020