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20 March 2024 Media Release: Public Encouraged to Register on GRDM Human Settlement Database

Media Release: Public Encouraged to Register on GRDM Human Settlement Database

For Immediate Release
20 March 2024

Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) calls upon eligible residents, falling within the qualifying monthly income threshold, to register on the Human Settlements Database. This initiative aims to streamline processes to determine interested and qualifying beneficiaries to facilitate the delivery of enhanced affordable housing solutions across the district.

As from September 2023, the GRDM Human Settlements Section started with a marketing exercise, creating awareness at public places over weekends, registering interested qualifying applicants who want to be part of GRDM overall Human Settlements Database.  Up to date, almost 900 applicants have been registered against the set target of 2000 applicants for the GRDM affordable housing opportunities database.

The affordable housing opportunities consist of social rental and individual home ownership schemes relative to promotion of choice and affordability.  These are primarily for those households whose monthly income streams and thresholds sit between R3 501 – R22 000 respectively.

The applicants have to also meet the qualifying criteria which can be summed as follows:

  1. Be a South African person.

  2. Sit between the afore-mentioned income streams.

  3. Meet affordability requirements.

  4. Be 18 years and above.

  5. Have dependents.

The demand database will eventually be administered and used by the GRDM’s formal social housing partner, Own Haven Housing Association, for the purpose of beneficiation, allocation and management of confirmed successful beneficiaries.

By registering on the Human Settlement Database, residents enable GRDM to accurately assess and address housing needs within the community, ensuring equitable distribution of resources and targeted interventions where they are most needed.

For more information regarding the GRDM Human Settlment Database, please contact Messrs. Lubabalo Ketani and Luyolo Ndima at 044-8031300.

Caption: GRDM Human Settlement team is hard at work conducting an awareness campaign to ensure every resident knows their housing options.