The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that every citizen has the right to access adequate housing and that the state must take reasonable legislative and other measures within its available resources to achieve the progressive realization of this right. Though housing is a National and Provincial mandate Langeberg Municipality continues to collaborate with these spheres of government to find amicable solutions to address its housing backlog.
The municipality facilitates the development of sustainable regional land use, economic, spatial and environmental frameworks that will support and guide the development of a diversified, resilient and sustainable district economy.
HELP ME BUY A HOME: FLISP PROJECT
The First Home Finance / FLISP programme is a housing subsidy for first-time home buyers to assist with purchasing a home. If your household income is between R3 501 to R22 000 per month, and you meet all the qualifying criteria, you may use this subsidy to purchase your first home.
This subsidy can be used to :
- Buy an existing house / apartment.
- Buy a serviced residential site (i.e. plot with access to basic services - Applicants must be registered on the Western Cape Housing Demand Database).
- Build a house on serviced residential site, if the site was not acquired through a government housing subsidy in the past. Note that your builder must be registered with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) to ensure building and safety standards.
SQUATTING DOES NOT EARN YOU A HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
It is important to know that land invasion/ illegal squatting, does not automatically guarantee you a housing opportunity. The current housing backlog currently stands at 9 469 and grows daily. Langeberg Municipality makes use of its Housing Allocation and Selection Policy in allocating housing opportunities. Only registered applicants on the housing database will be considered. So, squatting will not guarantee anyone a prioritised allocation ahead of someone on the waiting list. According to the latest housing allocation regulation priority will be given to the aged (60 and above), disabled and military veterans. Residents in need of housing can register themselves at the nearest housing office by completing a housing application form.
PLEASE REPORT ILLEGAL SQUATTING
To help stop land invasion, please report any new structures being built to the 24/7 Call Centre at 0860 88 11 11 / 023 615 2219.
ACCESS HOUSING SERVICES FROM YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
Previously you had to go to your nearest Municipal office in order to register or update your details on the Housing Needs Register. Now you can update or register from anywhere, anytime on the WCG APP, using your mobile device.
Download the WCG APP, create your profile and access housing services to register or update your information on the housing needs database.