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R30m repair and maintenance work completed in Atlantis affordable housing flats <span> <p>'Public housing is a priority programme for me and we are set to ramp up work over the next few months. Overall, we are driving a R1,2 billion public housing investment programme over the next three years. Due to the big demand and large volume of rental stock that the City manages, we are focusing on emergency and critical work across rental stock in the metro. The R30 million Atlantis project is a proud example of the work we're doing across the metro and has included repairing 79 staircases and replacing damaged walkways with new precast concrete structures; new steel columns and balustrades. Further Atlantis walkway projects have been budgeted for at a later stage. It has been intricate and labour intensive work and our teams have really shown a great dedication to completing this project. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" /> </figure></span> <span> <p>'The City is one of the biggest landlords in the country and an estimated 160 000 people currently benefit from the affordable rental public housing units operated by the City. There are many challenges in public housing but I am committed to finding new ways of working and new strategies to see how we can improve our repairs and maintenance offering within the finite resources that we have. </p> <p>'My big request to our tenants is that if they have any safety concerns regarding their units and staircases, they are encouraged to please contact the Human Settlements Directorate. It can then be investigated and ranked in terms of the seriousness and scope of work required. My directorate is here to serve and we can only build a City of Hope if we work together, facing our challenges head on. Watch this space. We are ready to up our game and enable enhanced living conditions for our tenants,' said Councillor Pophaim. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" /> </figure>​​</span> <p> <strong>Log a service request:</strong> Human Settlements Directorate's Call Centre: 021 444 0333 or send a WhatsApp to 063 299 9927<br>    </p><p> <strong>End</strong></p><p> <br> </p>2023-09-20T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#af13a260-b06d-419a-84b4-c48b72ae285a;L0|#0af13a260-b06d-419a-84b4-c48b72ae285a|Atlantis;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#fe7b3a38-6458-4697-bc04-2fad017150d3;L0|#0fe7b3a38-6458-4697-bc04-2fad017150d3|CRU10

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