Increased access to affordable housing

Increased access to affordable housing

Aim:

To expand housing opportunities for independent social pensioners

Activities:

  • Lobbying the Provincial Department of Human Settlements (using DSD) to recognise the importance of the deviation application.
  • Support Project Preparation Trust (PPT) in ensuring the provincial implementation of the Special Needs Housing policy guidelines.
  • Lobby for the advertising of the funding for Special Needs housing. 
  • Engage the Affordable Housing Directorate regarding the transitional grant that is currently dormant.
  • Maintain the partnership with a leading social housing NGO- SOHCO to develop an exportable pilot project.

Intended outcomes:

  • SohCo Pine Road development reaches fruition
  • Department of Human Settlements approves the Special Needs Housing policy deviation application
  • Ground gained in understanding the current application of the Institutional Grant

What will they do?

  • Continue to lobby the national Department of Human Settlements for a Special Needs Housing Policy deviation. This will result in the current individual access being afforded for communal application. Organisations such as NOAH could then apply for capital grants to expand the amount of independent housing stock.
  • Continue to partner with Sohco and use the Pine Road development as an explar model for replication.
  • Continue to work with Social Housing organisations such as NASHO and Sohco to ensure that all social housing initiatives have an allocation of units for social pensioners.
  • Continue to liaise with the WC Provincial Department of Human Settlements: Affordable Housing Directorate, Kamiela August, regarding the Institutional Grant policy application revision
  • Continue to lobby the national Department of Human Settlements for a Special Needs Housing Policy deviation. This will result in the current individual access being afforded for communal application. Organisations such as NOAH could then apply for capital grants to expand the amount of independent housing stock.
  • Continue to partner with Sohco and use the Pine Road development as an explar model for replication.
  • Continue to work with Social Housing organisations such as NASHO and Sohco to ensure that all social housing initiatives have an allocation of units for social pensioners.
  • Continue to liaise with the WC Provincial Department of Human Settlements: Affordable Housing Directorate, Kamiela August, regarding the Institutional Grant policy application revision

Outcomes for 2018?

  • SohCo Pine Road development reaches fruition
  • Abbeyfiled SA re-joins STTOP and the task team
  • Department of Human Settlements approves the Special Needs Housing policy deviation application
  • Ground gained in understanding the current Institutional Grant

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