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Johannesburg plans to build at least 50000 new residential units in the inner city by 2015, with at least 20000 for lower-income households.
The inter city regeneration charter provides for shelter for the homeless and other special groups, emergency accommodation, transition accommodation, affordable rental housing and private-public partnerships that will also provide medium- and high-income homes for rental and ownership.
The first phase of the plan was expected to be published at the end of August and the second phase by December. Court documents show that the city has allocated more than R300million to the urban regene-ration programme this financial year, and R170 million next year.
Another R10million has been set aside for affordable rental housing, and about R47million has been allocated to the Johannesburg Social Housing Company to complete projects and acquire additional buildings in the city. Apart from the San Jose and the Zinn buidings, the city also intends refurbishing the Old Perm Building, Chelsea, MBV Hospital, Hospital Hill, Santa Monica, Noverna Court, Muti House and BG Alexandra. - Eric Naki