Building New Jozi: Project reclaims buildings to provide new homes

Building New Jozi: Project reclaims buildings to provide new homes

- The City of Johannesburg is on a mission to give affordable homes to citizens

- Under the banner of Building New Jozi, the metro aims to transform the region's abandoned buildings into living spaces

- With rent set between as little as R900 and R4 500 a month, this exciting project is one to watch

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The City of Johannesburg has announced that some of the city's hijacked and abandoned buildings will get a new lease on life.

With dilapidated buildings inviting crime into the region, the city hopes to change for the better by providing low-income housing to South Africans looking to make the big city their home.

The metro announced that rentals will only cost as little as R900 to R4 500 a month excluding utilities, with 20% of the properties intended to be priced at R900.

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READ ALSO: Mzansi reacts to City of Joburg taking back 44 hijacked buildings reported that this comes as Mayor Herman Mashaba attempts to breathe life into the CBD while giving citizens the option to leave nearby townships.

This move will see people able to afford living closer to one of the nation's biggest economic hubs, which enables access to more job opportunities.

With townships often protesting the lack of service delivery afforded to them, this project will at least serve to provide relief to those who gain access to it.

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