Social Housing | Western Cape Government

Social Housing


Social Housing is a rental or co-operative housing option for households earning between R1 850 - R22 000 per month. Social Housing projects require management by an institution, which should be an accredited Social Housing Institution. Social Housing projects are developed within areas that contribute to spatial, economic and social development.


Social Housing

Social Housing

Social Housing is an affordable rental option for households earning between R1 850 - R22 000 per month. The development and management of Social Housing is undertaken by accredited Social Housing Institutions (SHIs) and/or Other Delivery Agents (ODAs). To qualify for social housing, one is required to meet a range of criteria set out by the Social Housing Act (No. 16 of 2008) and Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA).

How does someone qualify for this service?

  • Households earning between R1850-R22000 per month (gross monthly income).
  • You're a South African citizen or have a permanent residency permit.
  • You're 18 years or older.
  • You're married or living with a partner.
  • You're single or divorced and have proven financial dependents permanently living with you.


How do I access the service?

Consumer education

  • Social housing units become available within existing projects, or within new social housing projects that are being developed. The availability of social housing units is advertised by the various SHIs or ODAs, either directly on their websites, and/or via social media platforms and  various property platforms, such as Property 24. The table below showcases the Social Housing projects that are situated in the Western Cape, including details of SHIs or ODAs managing these projects.
  • Citizens are encouraged to visit these websites or contact the Social Housing Institutions and Other Delivery Agents to apply for accommodation.


Where do I find the forms I need to fill in?

Forms are obtainable from the following social housing institutions.

Contact details for social housing institutions:

Project Name Area Municipality Institution Telephone Website
Steenvillas Steenberg Cape Town SOHCO (021) 702 6007/8 or (031) 201 4165
Drommedaris Koeberg Cape Town Communicare (021) 421 6008
Bothasig Milnerton Cape Town Communicare (021) 421 6008
Scottsdene Rental Estate Kraaifontein Cape Town Madulammoho (011) 725 3284 or (021) 981 8875
Belhar Gardens Rental Estate Belhar Cape Town Madulammoho (011) 725 3284 or (021) 981 8875
Maitland Mews Maitland Cape Town Madulammoho (011) 725 3284 or (021) 981 8875
Anchorage, The Block Bellville Cape Town Urban Status Rentals (021) 948 3502
Regent Villas Mitchells Plain Cape Town Povicom (021) 761 0707
Conradie Park Pinelands Cape Town Own Haven 086 169 6428
Goodwood Station Goodwood Cape Town DCI Holdings +27 66 571 0251


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Government Body: (Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 8 April 2024