The City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate has finalised its list of 2 000 residents to potentially receive fully subsidised housing units at the Pelican Park development on the False Bay coast.
The residents will shortly be interviewed and asked to complete their applications. For the successful applicants, this will herald a life-changing experience.
Pelican Park is situated between Zeekoevlei and Strandfontein Road, about five kilometres north of the False Bay coast. Still under construction, it will include 2 100 subsidy houses, 760 GAP houses, 70 shops/houses and 360 open market houses
In total, it will house over 3 200 families. The development also includes the provision of two sites for schools, a clinic and another community utility, places of worship as well as a commercial precinct.
“The list of potential beneficiaries has been drawn from the City’s Housing Database in compliance with the City’s Allocation Policy - 60% of the houses on offer will be allocated to people residing in the immediate vicinity of the development and 40% will be sourced from the broader metropolitan area. Those persons who have been on the housing waiting list the longest will be prioritised along with a number of people with special needs,” said Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg.
The list will be on display by the end of the week at the following venues:
- Subcouncil 18, corner of Buck and 6th Avenue, Lotus River
- Subcouncil 19, Municipal Offices, Central Circle Recreation Road, Fish Hoek
- Municipal Libraries: Athlone, Bonteheuwel, Grassy Park, Khayelitsha, Landsdowne, Lotus River, Mitchells Plain, Ottery Satellite, Pelican Park Satellite and Strandfontein.
The persons whose names are on the list need to ensure that their contact details are up to date and accurate. The developer’s agent will contact them to advise on the processes required to complete an application for a housing subsidy. Assistance will be provided for those who need help with completing their applications.
“The construction of roads and underground services will commence on the site within two months and the first houses will become available before June next year,” said Cllr Sonnenberg.