The Johannesburg Housing Company is a social housing company. Launched in 1995, we strive to tackle housing challenges in cities across the country. Through several partnerships with other stakeholders, including the National Department of Human Settlements and the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, Johannesburg Housing Company has, since inception, taken numerous innovative paths to regenerate Johannesburg’s inner city and deliver affordable housing in Johannesburg.

Over the past three decades, we have developed more than 4,513 rental housing units and set up homes for more than 13,500 people in the middle to low earning segments. These units range from bachelor apartments to single room and double-room flats, as well as communal facilities. We have pioneered a sustainable model of developing social housing in the inner city and surrounding areas, and we achieved this by building neighbourhoods with qualified building management who put tenants first at all times.

Today, our units have become a home to many families, single parents, young working couples, professionals, blue-collar workers, students and the elderly.

As part of diversifying its portfolio, since November 2020, JHC has also taken on the management of non-owned buildings for the first time, providing property management services to the landlord.

But, Why JHC?

Families, single parents and their children, young working couples, professionals, blue-collar workers, students, and the elderly have all made JHC buildings their homes because of our commitment to providing Johannesburg residents with the best, comfortable, and affordable housing and if you want to join the team that loves where you live, come to JHC. The application process is easy, and you can find a form here. Plus, if you are a tenant and refer someone to us, you will get a reward.

Our community work does not stop at providing housing only; that’s why JHC offers events, activations, programmes, and information surrounding how residents and the company can help one another during tough times. The Covid-19 pandemic may have posed a threat to a lot of people’s housing status. That’s why we have been working tirelessly to give you an affordable way to live. There are also some programmes designed to help residents stay safe during these trying times. See one of our buildings and check out what we do for our communities, and who knows? You might find the perfect home for you and yours.

We put tenants first at all times.

The Johannesburg Housing Company is a social housing company that has built a new model for affordable flats in Johannesburg with better building management and great customer service. We have developed more than 4,513 rental housing units.

12650
people provided with homes
4513
rental homes provided
26
years providing homes
36
buildings under management
Get To Know Us

Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC), through several partnerships with other stakeholders, including the National Department of Human Settlements and the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, is committed to offering affordable housing in Johannesburg Website terms and conditions to residents looking for a convenient way to live. Having developed more than 4,513 rental housing units and set up homes for more than 12650 people in the middle to low earning segments, we have not only made living in Johannesburg affordable but convenient and comfortable too. We have housing options ranging from bachelor apartments to single room and double-room flats, as well as communal facilities.

We are also proud of our work together with tenants for safer, cleaner buildings and neighbourhoods, and we have playgrounds, sports and outdoor playing fields for children. We are a non-profit housing company that is a trusted and valued partner of the government, business, private financial institutions, and sister organisations within and outside South Africa, as well as our tenants. With international recognition for our innovative approach to tackling some of the housing challenges and hindrances that potential residents may face, JHC has a place for everyone.