ROLE PLAYERS IN SOCIAL HOUSING
The SHRA is the regulatory body responsible for regulating, capacitating, and investing in the social housing sector. The SHRA administers the subsidies available to social housing and associated norms and standards.
All three spheres of government have important roles and responsibilities in the social housing sector. Municipalities have a key role in facilitating social housing in their local areas. There is a broad array of other stakeholders engaged in the social housing sector, including developers and property managers, development finance institutions, private debt financiers, research agencies, and representative bodies. At a provincial level, co-ordination of the social housing sector is provided by a Provincial Steering Committee (PSC).
The PSC is chaired by the provincial department responsible for human settlements and includes representation from the SHRA, the National Department of Human Settlements (DoHS); municipalities, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA); social housing institutions (SHIs), other delivery agents (ODAs); the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC), and representative sector bodies. At a national level, coordination is provided by the Provincial Steering Committee Chairpersons Forum (PSCC) and the National Rental Housing Task Team (NRTT). The NDoHS, acting through the Minister of Human Settlements provideS the legislative, regulatory, financial and policy framework for social housing.