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Register on the housing needs register<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">About </h2> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>beware of scams</h4><p>You do not have to pay to register on the Housing Needs Register, or to receive your state-subsidised unit if you are a beneficiary. Contact our fraud hotline <a> <em>0800 32 31 30</em></a><em> </em>to report scams.</p></div></div></span> <p>South African residents who live in Cape Town may be able to <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-property-and-houses/city-housing-opportunities/housing-opportunities">access housing opportunities</a>. Once you register and apply, we can advise you on the options that suit your needs.</p> <p>The City considers housing opportunities on a first-come, first-served basis, and takes age and special needs into consideration.</p> <h4> The housing opportunities include:</h4> <ul><li>City-owned rental accommodation</li><li>Social housing</li><li>State-subsidised Breaking New Ground houses</li></ul> <p>Beneficiaries of all City housing projects are allocated in accordance with our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Allocation%20Policy%20-%20Housing%20Opportunities%20-%20%28Policy%20number%2011969%29%20approved%20on%2025%20March%202015.pdf" target="_blank">Allocation Policy: Housing Opportunities</a> and the Housing Needs Register. This ensures that housing opportunities are provided in a fair, transparent and equitable manner.</p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Qualifying criteria​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>To qualify to be placed on the Housing Needs Register, you must:</p> <ul><li>be a South African citizen or permanent resident;</li><li>be legally competent to enter into a contract;</li><li>be married or cohabiting, or have dependents (does not apply to applicants over the age of 60 or who have disabilities);</li><li>be over the age of 18;</li><li>have a combined household income of less than R3 500 per month to qualifty for BNG housing;</li><li>never have owned a property;</li><li>never have benefitted from a government housing subsidy before.</li></ul> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​How to register</h2></span> <p>You can register:</p> <ul><li>on the <a href="https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/HWL2012Online/" target="_blank">Housing Needs Register online</a>;</li><li>at your nearest <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Housing%20offices">City housing office</a>;</li><li>at the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/mobile%20facilities/MyEstate%20mobile%20housing%20office">MyEstate mobile office</a> when it comes to your area;</li><li>at <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/Walk-in%20centres/Parow%20Walk-in%20Centre">Parow Walk-in Centre</a> or <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-city-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Housing%20offices/50%20Wale%20Street%20Walk-In%20Centre">Wale Street Walk-in Centre</a>.</li></ul> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>​​​​​​You will need to submit:</b></p><ul><li>a certified copy of your ID and spouse's ID, if applicable;</li><li>a completed Housing Assistance Form (in the document download section below)</li><li>certified copies of your children's birth certificates, if applicable;</li><li>certified copies of marriage or divorce certificates;</li><li>details of special needs within the household, and supporting documents such as medical records;</li><li>proof of address<b>​.</b></li></ul></div></div></span> <p> </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Remember</h4><p>If the City can't contact you, you may miss out on a housing opportunity. Make sure we have your correct personal and contact details.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Check your status​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>If you have registered on our Housing Needs Register, be sure to check your personal details and contact details and update when necessary.</p> <h4>You can check your status via the following:</h4> <ul><li>log onto the <a href="https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/HWL2012Online/" target="_blank">Housing Needs Register online</a> (you will need your cell phone number as the one-time password);</li><li>SMS your 13-digit ID number, followed by a space and your surname, to 44108;</li><li>visit your <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Housing%20offices">local housing office</a>;</li><li>visit the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/mobile%20facilities/MyEstate%20mobile%20housing%20office">MyEstate mobile office</a> when it is in your area;</li><li>visit the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/See-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/Walk-in%20centres/Parow%20Walk-in%20Centre">Parow Walk-in Centre</a> or the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/See-all-city-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Housing%20offices/50%20Wale%20Street%20Walk-In%20Centre">Wale Street Walk-in Centre</a>.</li></ul> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>For more information about registering or updating your details on the Housing Needs Register. <span><span>​</span></span></p> <p> <span><span><em>Telephone: </em><br><a><em>021 444 0333 </em></a><em> </em></span></span></p> <p> <span> <span> <em>WhatsApp: <br><a>063 299 9927</a></em></span></span></p> <address><p>Email: <br><a href="mailto:housing.db@capetown.gov.za">housing.db@capetown.gov.za</a></p></address></span> GP0|#402d06a3-ba7f-473e-a10c-2298960ad35d;L0|#0402d06a3-ba7f-473e-a10c-2298960ad35d|Housing and property;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#0e53d0b3-0c5c-4a15-8cac-35c5e305afa3You can apply for City housing by registering on the City’s Housing Needs Register.0

 

 

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