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SA Housing Company Wins UN Award
Source: The Good News
Source Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Focus: Internet Governance
Country: South Africa
Created: Oct 08, 2010


After a rigorous process, JOSHCO was unanimously selected from amongst organisations from around the world by the panel of judges to 8 the award. The United Nations' theme for this year Better City, Better Life coincides with the City of Johannesburg's vision "to be a world class African City". This translates into a collective vision of a sustainable urban world that harnesses the potential and possibilities, mitigates inequalities and disparities, and provides a home for people of all cultures and ages, both rich and poor.

The City of Johannesburg prides itself on service delivery and JOSHCO is one of the housing delivery vehicles that have made a significant impact in innovative Social Housing products.

JOSHCO's achievements from the time it was established must be celebrated and highlighted, taking into account that the organisation is just six years old. The core of JOSHCO's business is management of existing council rental housing stock; conversion and management of hostels; refurbishment and management of inner city 'bad' buildings; and development and management of new social housing products.

JOSHCO's rental housing development programme has grown from 601 in 2005 to 7309 completed units today. When first established, JOSHCO managed no rental accounts, but currently 8304 accounts are under management. JOSHCO's housing portfolio has grown by an average of about 1,650 accounts per year or 138 accounts per month.

 

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