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Affordable housing in CT city centre on the cards

Ten municipal-owned sites have been identified for future development.

The City Of Cape Town has announced plans for a mixed bag of affordable housing options in the city centre. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The City Of Cape Town has announced plans for a mixed bag of affordable housing options in the city centre, Woodstock and Salt River.

Ten municipal-owned sites have been identified for future development.

Although there have been previous opportunities to build affordable houses in the inner city, not a single subsidised rental unit was built in the inner city since 1994.

When city officials talk about “affordable housing,” they’re referring to a mix of housing options.

Cape Town Councillor Brett Herron says three of the 10 sites have already been allocated to accredited social housing institutions.

This means the proposed developments will include social housing rental units for low to mid-income earners.

There are also plans for a transitional housing project within five kilometres of the city centre.

This will assist people who have been evicted from their homes.

Five parcels of land have also been earmarked for what’s described as “inclusionary housing” which are mixed-income developments.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)