Who we are and what we do
SHRA was established in August 2010 by the Minister of Human Settlements as per the Social Housing Act, No 16 of 2008. SHRA is a public entity in terms of Schedule 3A of the Public Finance Management Act, No. 29 of 1999 (PFMA). Social housing is state subsidised rental housing targeted at low to medium income groups. The purpose of social housing is to contribute to the national priority of restructuring South African society in order to address structural, economic, social and spatial dysfunctionalities. Social housing contributes to widening the range of housing options available to the poor.
SHRA is responsible for regulating the social housing sector in South Africa; approval, administration and disbursement of both institutional investment and capital grants (named the Restructuring Capital Grant). SHRA must promote an enabling environment for the growth and development of the social housing sector.