Obs based DAG partners with the City to subsidise ‘backyard’ house building

The City of Cape Town is to launch an innovative low-cost housing solution that will subsidise the private construction of rental accommodation in the City’s most affordable formal areas.

The innovation is aimed at “micro-developers” and will include people with sufficient space on their own land to construct backyard accommodation that complies with city regulations. The mayoral committee (MC) approved the policy on Tuesday, and it will be put to the full Council for adoption…