The Star Early Edition

Rental ap­pli­cants sought for in­ner city

- ANNA COX @an­na­cox

CITY of Jo­han­nes­burg low­er­in­come 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.

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