City of Tshwane housing project prioritises the missing middle

The City of Tshwane has launched the Chantelle Social Housing Project to assist the missing middle earning between R1 500 and R15 000 a month with houses.

The project, said the municipality, is meant to assist residents who do not qualify for government-sponsored housing nor earn enough to qualify for home loans.

On Monday, Tshwane mayor Randall Williams joined the MMC for human settlements Abel Tau to officiate at the sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of the housing project.

Chantelle is said to be the second-largest project in South Africa following the Townlands Marabastad project that has 1 200 mixed units.

“The city has allocated a budget of R131-million towards the project, which will be managed by Housing Company of Tshwane (HCT), a housing entity of the city. The project will consist of 1 098 mixed-rental units,” said the municipality.

Williams thanked Tau and the HCT officials for their dedication in assisting the residents who are in need of housing. “As a multiparty coalition government, we are committed to supporting our residents with access to affordable housing opportunities,” he said.

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