Impact and Implementation Evaluation of the Social Housing Programme

Description

The Social Housing Act, 2008 (Act No. 16 of 2008) defines Social Housing as:
“A rental or co-operative housing option for low to medium income households at a level of scale and built form which requires institutionalised management and which is provided by Social Housing institutions or other delivery agents in approved projects in designated Restructuring Zones, with the benefit of public funding.” (The Government of the Republic of South Africa, 2008,1(b))
Social Housing is therefore by definition rental or co-operative accommodation, held by Social Housing Institutions (SHIs) or Private Sector Landlords (PSLs) over a long period of time. It excludes individual ownership by residents.

The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which the Social Housing programme is contributing to urban restructuring (integrating and revitalising neighbourhoods spatially, socially and economically) and providing affordable quality rental accommodation to the target market (and thus generating value for money), and to assess the sustainability of the delivery model. The evaluation is partly an implementation evaluation and partly an impact evaluation. It responds to the following questions that were set out in the Terms of Reference, and were refined and agreed in the Inception Report with the Steering Committee.

Information

Evaluation Number:
519
Score:
3.3
Report Approval:
31 March 2016
Published:
29 September 2016
Initiated By:
National Department of Human Settlements; Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Undertaken By:
RebelGroup Advisory Southern Africa
Evaluation Period:
October 2014 to March 2016
Evaluation Area:
Social development, social security & assistance
Housing and infrastructure
LED, SMEs & local development projects
Urban development
National Outcome:
National Outcome 8: Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life.
Commissioned By:
National
Evaluation Type:
Implementation
Impact
Evaluation Subject:
Programme
Geographic Scope:
National

Evaluation Documents

File Name
SH Evaluation Final ToR_14 10 01.pdf

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