What is the difference between RDP and Government Subsidised Housing?
Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) is a South African socio-economic policy implemented by the government of President Nelson Mandela in 1994.
The programme oversaw many major advances in dealing with South Africa’s most severe social problems:
- Clean running water
Subsidised Housing – is a programme that affords a beneficiary to acquire a house that is built and provided by the government through a government subsidy. These houses were commonly referred to as ‘RDP Houses’
Who qualifies for a Government House?
To qualify you must:
- Be a South African citizen.
- Be contractually capable.
- Be married or habitually cohabit with a partner.
- Be single and have financial dependants.
- Earn less than R3500.01 per month per household.
- Be a first time government subsidy recipient.
- Be a first time home owner.
- Single Military Veterans without financial dependant.
Single aged persons without financial dependant
What are the essential documents that I must have to qualify?
- Applicant and spouse’s Identity Documents
- Birth certificates of children
- Proof of income if working. (Salary Slip)
Where can I apply for a Government Housing Subsidy?
- Provincial Department of Human Settlements
- Local Municipality
Who can apply?
FLISP Applicants must meet the following qualifying criteria:
- RSA citizens with a valid ID or permanent residents with valid permit
- Over 18 years and competent to legal contract.
- Never have been benefitted from Government Housing Scheme before.
- Have an approval in principle of home loan from accredited South African banks.
- First time home buyer, earning from R3501 to R15 000 per month.
- FLISP is for residential properties in formal towns where transfer of ownership and registration of mortgage bond is recordable in the Deeds Office.
- RSA Bar coded ID or Bar Coded permanent residence permit.
- Birth certificates/RSA IDs of all financial dependents (where applicable).
- Proof of foster children guardianship (where applicable).
- Marriage certificates, civil union certificate or cohabiting affidavit (where applicable).
- Divorce settlement (where applicable).
- Proof of monthly income.
- Home loan approval in principle/ Grant letter from an accredited Lender.
- Agreement of sale for the residential property.
- Building Contract and approved Building Plan (where applicable)