The Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO) has begun work on a housing development valued at R200 million in Dobsonville, Extension 2, Soweto it was intended to be completed by June 2016. Despite the draw backs and delay, we continue to make strides forward.
As part of its ongoing attempts to alleviate the housing shortage in the city, Joshco is building 502 rental housing units. The project is expected to deliver 152 one-bedroom units and 350 two-bedroom homes for the rental market and create more than 700 jobs during the construction phase.
Part of the Dobsonville project is funded by the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA). These units will be subsidised and aimed at people who earn less than R3 500 a month. For a one-bedroom unit with a kitchen, lounge and bath. The Dobsonville project adds to the City of Johannesburg’s growing portfolio of housing initiatives