Low-cost houses for Wavecrest?

2016-07-14 06:00

THE open field opposite the NG Church Complex in Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay, may make way for a sprawling new housing development - placing a heavy strain on the area’s already over-burdened infrastructure.

A public participation meeting is sche- duled for today at the Newton Hall at 12:30 to discuss the proposed urban housing deve-lopment spearheaded by ANC ward candidate for Ward 8, Tom Majola.

According to Majola, if approved, the development will consist of four government-assisted housing subsidy programmes: the Free Basic Housing (FBH) - previously called RDP houses, the Community Residential Unit (CRU), the Social Housing Programme (SHP) and the Finance-Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP).

Only residents with a joint monthly household income of between R0 and R15 000, will qualify for the housing programme.

The FBH is aimed at residents earning less than R3 500 a month and will consist of free standing and row houses, either single or double storey. The houses will be fully subsidised by the Government.

The CRU has at heart to facilitate the provision of secure, rental housing accommodation for households earning between R800 and R3 500. The development will boast newly-built row houses and flats.

Catering for households earning between R1 500 and R7 500 a month, the SH project will be a combination of single and double storey row houses, as well as flats up to four storeys high.

The new homeowners will be responsible for a certain percentage of the cost.

Residents earning between R3 501 and R15 000 a month, can opt for the FLISP option that will consist of single and double storey houses and row-houses. The subsidy provided by the Government will only cover a certain set percentage of the total cost.

According to Kouga Municipal spokesperson, Laura-Leigh Randall, the municipality is not aware of this proposed housing deve-lopment in Wavecrest.

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