How JHC's affordable housing impacts families and communities

How JHC's affordable housing impacts families and communities

South African citizens are burdened with responsibilities they can’t afford to pay for. This is because the majority of low to mid-income earners live paycheck to paycheck. And, for many individuals in this group, the cost of housing consumes a large amount of their income. For some, homelessness is a glaring reality and living in or near affordable housing seems like an unattainable dream.

These challenges force these individuals and their families to make difficult decisions such as separating or moving around on a frequent basis. This sort of instability affects families in more ways than simply having a roof over their heads. It affects their health, and for children or young professionals, it affects their ability to perform well at work or school. 

In some cases, it exposes them to the lack of access to other basic necessities such as food, water, clothing and more. It also heightens the risks of potential violence and trauma. This highlights the importance of housing that’s affordable, reliable and stable and why it should be prioritised. That’s why the Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) offers affordable social housing solutions to earners between R1 500 to R15 000 per month. 

In this article, we’ll explain more about the benefits of social housing, as well as the benefits of affordable housing for families and communities. 

The benefits of social housing

JHC is one of the few property companies in Gauteng which offer social housing solutions for low-to-mid-income earning individuals, seniors and families. Our rental units are affordable and residents get to live in safe neighbourhoods. They also get to live in secure rental homes that are near many basic economic and social amenities such as work offices, schools, libraries, police stations, hospitals, clinics, shopping centres, banks, recreational parks and more. 

The benefits of affordable housing for families and communities

Access to quality, affordable homes gives individuals the ability to gain the strength and self-reliance required to build better lives for themselves and their families. It improves their mental health and reduces stress related to living conditions and finances. They are not only able to pay for rent, but they are also able to distribute money to other expenses such as food, clothes, health, education and more. 

It also improves family dynamics and creates a stable, positive environment for children to live in. Living in a stable home heightens the well-being of kids and boosts their confidence. When children have a “safe” place they can call home, they’re more likely to have more strength and time to focus on their school work. They can also participate in extracurricular activities such as arts, sports, music teams, cooking clubs and other academic clubs. 

So, if you’re looking to reap these kinds of benefits, connect with the best real estate agents in Johannesburg like us here at JHC.

What about the economic impact of affordable housing?

The economic and social impact of affordable housing can be seen in many ways. For example, when an individual or a family can afford to pay for goods and services from local businesses, they’re directly contributing to economic activity. This can result in the growth of that business, which, in turn, translates to job creation in South Africa as a country. Businesses which grow have an opportunity to recruit people from poverty-stricken communities. Access to such opportunities gives communities the chances of developing more and growing enough to benefit people living in those communities.

Final thoughts

The ongoing demand for affordable housing is more urgent for individuals and families who are at risk of homelessness due to high-cost housing. JHC is one of the few properties on the market that offer affordable social housing solutions to low to mid-income earners. If you’re in search of affordable flats to rent in Johannesburg‘s major areas, contact us today! 

We’ll help you and your family find a stable home that you can afford and thrive in.