SA Affordable Housing November / December 2021 - Page 9

A block under construction .

Glenhaven social housing project launched

Edited by Rory Macnamara
The City of Cape Town and its partners ’ Glenhaven social housing project was officially launched on Tuesday , 9 March 2021 , with a tenanting ceremony .

The tenanting was completed in July 2021 , construction was completed in October 2020 for five apartment blocks and the last apartment block in May 2021 . Glenhaven is comprised of 512 social housing opportunities as well as 253 Gap rental housing units . The City expenditure on this partnership project of R67-million includes funds allocated for the earthworks , internal civil engineering services for the provision of water , sanitation , and roads , electricity reticulation , street lighting and the rental units .

The construction of the housing units for the social housing opportunities commenced in October 2018 and its Phase One and Two is now complete . The construction of the Gap rental housing units was completed in May 2020 and half of the social housing units have been completed . The Social Housing units site handover was in October 2019 and actual building of the units started in May 2020 .
Through the development process , the City has assisted the Non-Profit Organisation ( NPO ) social housing institution Urban Status Rentals with the statutory applications to enable the successful delivery of the housing units in this estimated R190- million project and by contributing to the funding required .
The City ’ s commitment to enabling more affordable housing opportunities , especially through the social housing model , is clear . The City is currently driving the construction phase
View from one of the roads .
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