HOSTELS TO HOMES
The City of Johannesburg’s Hostels redevelopment program is crucial to correcting the spatial and socioeconomic injustices of the past. The City has several publicly owned hostels which provide temporary homes to primarily male workers. The previous conditions in the hostels are out of place in today’s Johannesburg and feature uncontrolled letting and illegal activities.
The City of Johannesburg started the Hostels Redevelopment Program to transform dormitory style single sex hostels into family housing developments, and assist these families to build their communities. JOSHCO’s program develops integrated mixed income housing environments for families through the conversion of the existing male staff hostels and construction of new family units on adjacent sites.
These properties will be rented out as affordable homes to low-to-middle income households. JOSHCO’s approach to property management provides its residents with peace of mind in matters of security and access control, giving good service by cleaning and maintaining the properties, administering leasing and collecting rents.
It also seeks to facilitate opportunities to improve the social and economic conditions of residents and help them build their communities. Housing supervisors on site provide tenants with fast, friendly and efficient service delivery.