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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2004): Social Housing - Overseas

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SOCIAL HOUSING IN SOUTH AFRICA: MANAGING DEMAND AND ENABLING MARKETS

D. Pottie

Development in Practice, vol.14, 2004, p.606-618

Discusses the role of local government in low-cost housing provision in post-Apartheid South Africa. Local government is mandated to enable access to affordable housing rather than provide it directly. In order to deliver low-cost housing, local government must now depend on various forms of public-private partnership.

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