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Milestone reached as more than 1 200 houses handed over in Delft project<span><p>The City’s R185 million Delft Housing Project comprises the provision of 2 400 BNG houses in total in the Delft area. The Roosendaal Housing Project, which formed part of the first phase of development, was completed in 2016 and provided 288 beneficiaries with Breaking New Ground housing opportunities.<br> <br>‘We are moving in the right direction with projects such as these as we need to deliver opportunities at scale to cater for the big housing demand in Cape Town. The provision of subsidised and affordable accommodation opportunities cannot be driven by the City alone and we need our entire society to get on board and to see how we are going to cater to the growing need. <br> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘I thank the community in Delft, the Project Steering Committee and the Human Settlements Directorate’s staff for their great work and dedication to improve the living conditions of our people and driving redress and opportunity. As it is the first time that beneficiaries own their own homes, we take homeowner education very seriously and our beneficiaries attend homeowner consumer workshops where they are informed of the roles and responsibilities of being a property owner. Upkeep and maintenance, for example are important responsibilities and spending time on ensuring that a property is well-maintained adds value to the asset. We also encourage beneficiaries to draw up wills to make it clear who inherits the property,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi.<br> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​<strong>Note to editors: </strong><br><strong>Due to the risk of vandalism and invasion of completed BNG houses, the City affords beneficiaries the choice to move into their homes before the electricity connections have been installed. Most beneficiaries prefer to do this and they will sign a letter of acceptance to indicate their agreement. Delft is in an Eskom electricity supply area, and therefore they will connect and provide the services as soon as possible.</strong><br><strong>  </strong><br><strong> </strong><br><strong>End</strong></span>2020-02-24T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4b1f612f-669f-47c2-b682-4bdfbd51e6df;L0|#04b1f612f-669f-47c2-b682-4bdfbd51e6df|Delft;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#4f905c08-072a-43d2-8461-0505ce3c90ba;L0|#04f905c08-072a-43d2-8461-0505ce3c90ba|beneficiary;GP0|#7e4c0868-d8c1-418f-b054-e83fb97f2301;L0|#07e4c0868-d8c1-418f-b054-e83fb97f2301|housing development1

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