Lourensia Park housing progress
A total of 49 beneficiaries have already received keys to their brand-new homes in the second phase of the Lourensia Park housing project.
In a statement released last week, the City of Cape Town said it is pleased with the progress of the
R41 million project, which comprises 150 housing opportunities.
This phase began with engineering services in 2017, which were completed at the end of that year. The construction of phase two commenced last year, although the first phase of 216 units was completed in December 2011.
The selection of beneficiaries for all housing projects has been done in accordance with the City’s Allocation Policy and Housing Needs Register, to ensure housing opportunities are allocated to qualifying beneficiaries in a fair and equitable manner that prevents queue jumping, the statement read.
The beneficiary target areas are determined in consultation with the community’s representatives and submitted to a Housing Allocation Committee for approval.
“Despite all the general setbacks we experience as a City in trying to deliver opportunities to our beneficiaries, such as budget cuts and the constant orchestrated land invasions that are especially placing our housing programme at risk, we are committed to seeing our housing projects through to the end for the benefit of our beneficiaries,” said Malusi Booi, Mayoral Committee member for Human Settlements.
“The accommodation need in Cape Town is pronounced and we will only succeed by following a systematic approach of first come, first served without queue jumping.
“We must safeguard the integrity of our housing delivery programmes despite the great pressure from urbanisation, land invasions and the diminishing national grants for human settlement developments.
“We need Cape Town as a society to support us in our endeavours and work with us to ensure we are able to establish a more inclusive human settlements environment.”
Construction on the second phase of the Lourensia Park housing project is on track.