Social Housing Series

Can subsidised rentals help solve the housing crisis?

It’s an idea whose time has come but it is not a cure-all

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GroundView | 27 June 2018

Families living in tents outside complex they were evicted from

But some tenants of Steenvilla are angry with rent-defaulters and want them gone

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News | 19 June 2018

Dozens of families evicted at Cape Town’s largest social housing project

Previous attempt to remove Steenvilla households who are behind on their rent failed

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News | 6 June 2018

Crime mars Cape Town’s largest social housing project

Tension between residents paying rent and those who are not

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News | 20 February 2018

What happens when people in state housing cannot pay the rent?

A look at what happened at Steenvilla, Cape Town’s largest social housing complex

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Feature | 5 December 2017

Families evicted at Cape Town’s biggest social housing complex

Tenants cried as their furniture was moved onto lawns outside Steenvilla

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Brief | 23 November 2017

Rent instead of owning: Is it a better model for low-income housing?

We explain an important part of the government housing programme

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Feature | 22 November 2017