Mayor Mashaba keeps his promise to provide affordable housing in the Joburg CBD

Yesterday, the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Herman Mashaba handed over the keys to beneficiaries of both the Hoek Street Social Housing Project as well as the Turffontein Social Housing Project.

The Hoek Street Social Housing Project provides affordable rental to accommodate mixed-income households with gross monthly incomes of between R3 400 to R9 176 per household. The R96 million development comprises of 265 single rooms apartment units with shared ablutions facilities in a 10 storey high rise building.

The Turffontein Social Housing Project, undertaken by JOSHCO, the City of Johannesburg’s social housing entity, consists of one-bedroom and two-bedroom communal rental units, for people in the R3 500 – R7 500 a month income bracket. The R190 million development is divided into several blocks and each block has an inner courtyard with a play area for children.

With these developments, Mayor Mashaba has kept his promise to ensure that residents of the City of Johannesburg are afforded safe and affordable accommodation, close to their places of work. These beneficiaries now have a renewed sense of hope and purpose and can contribute to a revitalised inner city.

This is just one of the ways that the DA-run City of Johannesburg is transforming the lives of the City’s residents. Come 2019, we will bring real and lasting change to all the residents of this province.