About JHC

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 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. 

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. 

JHC Annual Report

JHC Annual Reports can be downloaded on the links below.

'We have once again proved that we are more than just an organisation, we are a family who is dedicated to giving our tenants homes, not merely houses. Our efforts during the year have been based on teamwork and truly living our values and walking the proverbial walk.'  Extract from the CEO's report, 2021.



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.