About JHC

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. 

We have set up homes for more than 13,500 people from the middle to low earning segments. 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.

Everyone with accommodation needs is welcome at Johannesburg Housing Company, as we strive to provide accessible and affordable flats in Johannesburg to all South Africans.

About Johannesburg Housing Company

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 4,600 rental housing units, setting up homes for more than 13,500 people and helping to regenerate Johannesburg’s inner city.

JHC Annual Report

JHC Annual Reports can be downloaded on the links below.

'To ensure that our tenants love where they live, we have been refining JHC's positioning. We focused on implementing appropriate solutions to enhance the customer experience, bringing our hubs closer to our customers and communities, and making it easier for prospective and existing tenants to do business with JHC.' Extract from the CEO's report, 2020.



The JHC is a groundbreaking company and we have reached many milestones worth celebrating, from buying our first property to building the first new block of flats in the inner city in three decades.


The JHC actively builds partnerships with other stakeholders and believes that success is only possible when a critical mass of stakeholders with shared concerns and a common interest come together. Over the years, we have set up partnerships with, among others, banks, investment corporations, mining houses, property companies, City Improvement Districts and the City of Johannesburg.

Contact Us

There are several ways for you to talk to us: you can phone, email, fax, post a letter, fill in a form online or visit our offices.