Why choose social housing

In the ever-evolving landscape of urban developments, social housing emerges as a critical cornerstone in addressing the housing crisis. But why should you choose social housing rental apartments over private options? Here are the reasons.

  1. Affordability: Social housing is often more affordable than private rentals or homeownership, making it accessible to low-income individuals and families. As per the Social Housing Act, rent is calculated at 33.3% of your Gross total monthly household income and those earning  between R1850 and R22000, with proof of income are considered eligible to apply for rental housing at a Social Housing institution.
  2. Stable Housing: Social housing provides stability by offering long-term tenancies, reducing the risk of frequent moves common in the private rental market.
  3. Rent Assistance: Many social housing programs offer rent subsidies or assistance, further reducing housing costs for tenants. Please note that at Capital City Housing, rental assistance is provided on a case to case basis. For further information, please contact our offices. Call 033 345 2184 or WhatsApp 065 526 9622 for assistance.
  4. Community Support: Some social housing developments provide access to support services, such as counseling, childcare, or job training, to help residents improve their quality of life. At Capital City Housing we offer a variety of community development events for children and adults including sports training, reading programmes, lending library programmes, community events and fun-days.
  5. Housing Security: Tenants in social housing generally have stronger legal protections against eviction, providing greater security for their homes.
  6. Inclusivity: Social housing often prioritizes inclusivity and diversity, creating communities with a range of backgrounds and needs.
  7. Maintenance and Repairs: Social housing providers are typically responsible for maintenance and repairs, ensuring that the property remains in good condition.
  8. Reduced Financial Stress: Lower housing costs can alleviate financial stress, allowing tenants to allocate their resources to other necessities.

If you would like to enjoy the benefits of social housing, then apply for affordable rental housing today. Click apply online to begin your application process.


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