City Of Cape Town – What Is Gap Housing?




“Gap housing” is a term that describes the shortfall, or ‘gap’ in the market between residential units supplied by the state and houses delivered by the private sector.
The gap housing market comprises people who typically earn between R3 500 and R15 000 per month, which is too little to enable them to participate in the private property market, yet too much to qualify for state assistance.

To deliver more housing opportunities to these people, the City of Cape Town has analysed this gap in housing supply and devised a strategy to start filling it. The strategy is two-fold: it induces the private sector to supply housing units at lower prices, whilst simultaneously encouraging low income, employed individuals to build their own houses.

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8 Responses to “City Of Cape Town – What Is Gap Housing?”

  1. Miranda
    October 8th, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

    I want more information to own my new home because I am currently earning +- R3500 before deduction I want to know which options I must follow to qualify

    November 17th, 2017 @ 5:38 pm

    Im working for SAPS and earns r12000 per month after deductions Im interested to find out more about gap housing as I dont qualify at the bank for a bond

  3. Yolanda Jegels
    December 6th, 2017 @ 1:34 pm

    Please assist with information regarding GAP housing. I am interested and a first time buyer

  4. sisipo
    May 11th, 2018 @ 8:41 am

    Can someone please contact me with regards to this, I have been trying to contact the city with no luck.

  5. johanna hawker
    May 23rd, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

    please i need more information and application form i want to buy or rent to buy

  6. Jolene
    June 1st, 2018 @ 9:51 am

    Need more info

  7. Christine
    July 17th, 2018 @ 6:08 am

    Hi im intrested and are on the waiting list im earning plus minus 5800 and want to apply for the gap housing since im not paying enough to get a bond from bank to buy

  8. Maralan Louw
    July 17th, 2018 @ 8:30 am

    i need application forms ……


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