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Monday Nov 06, 2017

Joburg invites inner-city rental applicants

City of Johannesburg lower-income earners have been invited to an open day to view affordable rental units and to see whether they qualify for such accommodation.

Units are being offered in 12 inner city buildings for qualifying applicants who earn between R2 880 and R18 000.

The city's social housing entity, the Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco) plans to allocate more than 600 affordable rental units in the inner-city in the coming months.

To this end, 12 buildings have been approved for quality, low-cost housing as part of the city's plans to revitalise the inner city following the "significant backlog of affordable housing".

Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba recently launched the Inner City Transformation Road map, which seeks to tackle the housing challenge within the inner city and create safer, cleaner and connected communities with access to economic opportunities within the area.

The road map is a multidepartment and multi-entity supported response to the challenges of urbanisation within the inner city.

Applicants have to follow a number of procedures before qualifying and approved tenants will have to attend a compulsory tenant workshop.

Enquiries for rental units are open for one day only - Wednesday November 8 - between 8am and 3.30pm at Joshco Head Office, 137 Sivewright Avenue, New Doornfontein.

Applicants should take their original ID documents and salary advice slips.

Enquiries and applications are free. Potential tenants have been warned of possible scams and are advised not to hand over money to anyone.

Anna Cox
The Star


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