Human Settlements

Western Cape Department Budget for 2015-16

Vision

Residents of the Western Cape have access to liveable, accessible, safe, multi-opportunity settlements.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Human Settlements is:

  • To provide settlements that offer good basic and socio-economic services;

  • To offer a range of rental and ownership options that respond to the varied needs and incomes of households; and

  • To consistently improve settlements through joint citizen and government effort supported by private sector contributions.

  • The Department is committed to accelerating delivery, while promoting social cohesion through the development of integrated and sustainable human settlements in an open society.

Core functions

The main services of the Department are to:

  • Plan and facilitate effective and efficient housing delivery in accordance with national and provincial programmes for the development of integrated and sustainable human settlements;

  • Promote and facilitate the upgrading of informal settlements;

  • Facilitate sound relations between lessors and lessees;

  • Integrate marginalised communities into economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally sensitive settlements; and

  • Manage and maintain housing assets strategically and effectively. The core functions and responsibilities of the Department are:

  • The planning, promotion and development of integrated and sustainable human settlements;

  • Administering housing subsidies and providing technical support for the development of sustainable human settlements;

  • Sensitising the public to the importance of housing as an asset; and

  • Facilitating fair relationships in rental housing.

Budget Analysis for Advancing Socioeconomic Rights
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
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