Applications Open for Prospective Tenants of Townlands Housing. The Tshwane metro is inviting South African citizens who are 18 years or older, employed and/or self-employed, and have a clean credit record to apply for affordable rental housing at Townlands, a housing project owned by the metro. This is the second phase of the project, which consists of 1,200 mixed-use units, and the aim is to provide affordable housing to residents who are struggling to find suitable rental accommodation in the inner city.
Townlands offers subsidised rental rates and is located in a prime location near the inner city and various workplaces. The monthly income range for eligible applicants is between R11,301 and R22,000. The project is part of the Tshwane metro’s priority to provide affordable housing to its citizens.
Interested applicants can apply at the SKG Tower Building (Absa Building) in Pretorius Street between 9:00 and 15:00. It is important to bring all the necessary documents, such as copies of identity documents (IDs), payslips, and six months’ bank statements, as no copies will be made at the office.
Last year, during the project’s first phase, 6,000 people applied for Townlands accommodation. In September, 800 of them qualified and were shortlisted for approval, with 691 finally being given the green light. Currently, 211 tenants have already moved in.
Providing affordable housing remains a fundamental priority of the multiparty administration, according to Tshwane metro human settlement MMC Ofentse Madzebatela. With this project, the metro hopes to help ease the burden of finding affordable rental housing for its citizens, particularly those who are struggling to make ends meet in the inner city.
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