Residents of the Western Cape have access to liveable, accessible, safe, resilient, multi-opportunity settlements.
The Department is committed to accelerating delivery, while promoting social cohesion through the development of integrated and sustainable human settlements in an open opportunity society. It aims to:
Provide settlements that offer good basic and socio-economic services;
Offer a range of rental and ownership options that respond to the varied needs and incomes of households; and
Consistently improve settlements through joint citizen and government effort supported by private sector contributions.
The main services of the Department are to:
Provide overall management in the Department in accordance with all applicable acts and policies;
To facilitate and undertake housing delivery and planning;
To provide individual subsidies and housing opportunities, including access to basic services, to beneficiaries in accordance with the Housing Code; and
To provide strategic, effective and efficient management of housing assets.
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.
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