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Social Housing is a rental or co-operative housing option which requires institutionalised management which is provided by accredited SHIs or in accredited social housing projects in designated restructuring zones.


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Social housing provides good quality rental accommodation for the upper end of the low income market (R1500 - R15 000). With the primary objective of urban restructuring, creating substainable human settlements.





Housing is not just about building houses...it is also about transforming our residential areas and building communities.


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 Accreditation Process

The definition of accreditation in terms of the Social Housing Act 16 of 2008 means the screening , evaluation , provisional and final accreditation by the Regulatory Authority that will, amongst other things, allow a social housing institution access to grants available under the social housing programme. Therefore, all institutions who undertook housing developments with the benefit of an institutional subsidy and those institutions who intend to carry on the business of social housing must be accredited and regulated by the SHRA. The SHRA must, subject to the provisions of the act accredit institutions meeting accreditation criteria as social housing institutions.
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New Applicants Accreditation Pack

Below please find New Applicants Accreditation Pack. Click on the links to download the various files:

  1. Application form [Word]
  2. Qualification of Directors form [Word]
  3. Accreditation Assessment Tool [Excel]
  4. Templates:

The turnaround time for new applicants is 90 days.  Please note: We will NOT accept Manual Applications, Documents in JPEG format. Kindly adhere to the Guidelines for submission of documents.  All applications must either be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in a SEQUENCED format or sent via courier on a CD to the SHRA offices.  Please forward any additional queries you may have to this email address for response.




Compliance Monitoring


Circular 1 of 2011
Circular 2 of 2011
Circular 3 of 2011
Circular 5 of 2011
Accreditation & Reporting Circular 2 of 2011


Workshop Presentations - 7 November 2011

Accreditation process
Qualifying criteria
Business plan structure/framework
Reporting requirements

Long Term Accreditation Rules