The definition of accreditation in terms of the Social Housing Act 16 of 2008 means the screening, evaluation, provisional and final accreditation by the SHRA that will, amongst other things, allow a social housing institution to access grants available under the social housing programme. Therefore, all institutions who intend to carry out 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 (SHIs). SHIs are delivery partners for the SHRA.
Conditional accreditation is granted for three years and and the SHI must have a project approved within that period. All applications are processed within 90 days.
The SHRA offers free training for SHI Accreditation and other topics relevant for anyone who intends to participate in the social housing sector. Click on the link below to view the SHRA Training Programme Schedule: