Why JHC is the best accommodation option for residents of all ages

Why JHC is the best accommodation option for residents of all ages

Millions of South Africans live paycheque to paycheque. As a result, the majority of citizens cannot afford to buy houses or look for rental homes available in the private market. This is because they tend to be more on the pricey side. And, the costs keep rising, which further disadvantages the working class who are within the mid-to-low-income groups.

In fact, this article explains that an average South African spends between 16 percent to 27 percent of their income on rent. This can be a huge financial burden when you consider that there are also other financial responsibilities to juggle such as food, utilities, school, health and wellness expenses. This means that the individuals in the bottom income segments need to look for alternative accommodation options

Social housing solution

And, social housing is exactly the kind of solution they seek. Fortunately, social housing development ensures that social housing in South Africa is accessible. It’s an option that caters to individuals who are in need of homes on a budget of between R1 500 and R15 000.

But searching for affordable housing in Johannesburg and other parts of the country can be a challenging task if you don’t know where to look. You don’t have to search further than this page because we are one of the few property companies in Gauteng that offer social housing solutions. If you want to learn more about why you should choose us, keep reading below. 

We offer housing for all

At the Johannesburg Housing Company, we’re committed to providing South Africans who live or want to live in Johannesburg, affordable accommodation – whether you’re in search of safe and affordable housing for seniors or a young adult who wishes to be closer to the workplace and or school, or even a new parent hunting for an affordable and spacious flat in Jozi. 

Our properties are available in and around Johannesburg’s inner city. We have more than 4,513 rental housing units, which range from bachelor apartments to single room and double-room flats, as well as communal facilities. 

We run beneficial activities for all our tenants

Through Makhulong A Matala (a seSotho term for greener pastures), we aim to focus on social cohesion and community integration. Put simply, the team at MAM turn houses into homes, buildings into communities and areas into neighbourhoods. They are also in charge of several activities which add value to the lives of our tenants and assist in cultivating happy tenants who are able to create strong bonds with each other.

The activities include the tenant induction project, which takes new tenants through their roles and responsibilities at JHC’s properties. It also includes anti-litter and recycling campaigns, where tenants are taught how to maintain a clean living environment. In addition to that, there are wellness programs designed to encourage tenants to take care of their health, such as screening tests and fitness pop-ups. We also run adult vitality and food garden programmes, which are a voluntary opportunity for tenants to grow their own produce and share it with each other. 

Lastly, we have safe and fun activities for children. These include sports activities to keep the kids active, which is vital for their development and growth. Each residential complex building under our property portfolio is secure and has playroom facilities for kids to play, have fun and have a change of scenery. We also host child-friendly events that the whole family can attend. 

Education is important to us

We know that affordable housing can have a positive impact on education in numerous ways. For example, overcrowding is one of the factors that can hinder a child’s learning ability. Our buildings enable a positive learning environment. In addition to that, many of our properties are in close proximity to schools, which eliminates commuting challenges. 

We also have a bursary opportunity available to the children of our tenants who wish to pursue the in-demand trade qualifications in undergraduate studies, such as plumbing, electrical, building and construction, and engineering. Should they meet the criteria, they can apply for a chance to change their lives for the better.

Final thoughts

As you can see above, the Johannesburg Housing Company is not simply a social housing company which offers affordable accommodation; we do so much more to ensure that our tenants are happy and healthy. We also go above and beyond for our communities. So, if you’re in search of affordable flats in Johannesburg that can offer you accommodation and other benefits that can add value to your life, contact us today.