The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Parks Tau, recently announced that city-owned social housing provider, Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO) will roll out 528 homes in Turffontein.
The project will yield 120 one bedroom unit, 384 two bedroom units, 24 communal rooms with shared facilities and 16 units for people with disabilities.
Tau says, “The reality is that this area is overcrowded and new social housing opportunities such as this will not only alleviate congestion but will also greatly contribute to the overall redevelopment of Johannesburg South. More residential and commercial projects have been planned for South Hills and Rotunda Park.
Located on Portion 88 of Farm Turffontein 100IR, the development site is currently accessible from Evans and Forest streets, with future access planned through Schuller and Peer streets.
The R210 million social housing project will include parking and access control. The development is expected to be completed by March 2018. Unit rentals will range from R700 to R2 000 per month.
The City and JOSHCO have invested R802-million in the city’s Region F over the past five years to deliver housing opportunities and contribute to economic development through job creation. Tau says that 52 local cooperatives have benefited from these projects with more than R7,7 million spent through the Jozi@Work Programme, creating 360 job opportunities.