Report on the Evaluation of the Impact of the Rural Housing Programme 2009/2010


In August of 2009 the Department of Human Settlements commissioned a research study which focused on evaluating the impact of the Rural Housing Programme. The Rural Housing Programme is aimed at extending the benefits of the Housing Subsidy Scheme to individuals living in rural areas where they enjoy functional security of tenure as opposed to legal security of tenure to the land they occupy. The Programme has been implemented since 1994 and has yielded a total of 342 projects containing 166 961 planned units.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of the Rural Housing Programme specifically targeting the following:
• Attainment of policy objectives;
• Project procedures for accessing a Rural subsidy;
• Challenges facing delivery of housing utilising the Rural Housing Subsidy; and
• Appropriate indicators relating to social development; community development and special focus groups.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Monday, 30 August 2010
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Initiated By:
Department of Human Settlements
Undertaken By:
Ntona Consulting
Evaluation Period:
August 2009 - May 2010
Evaluation Area:
Housing and infrastructure
National Outcome:
National Outcome 8: Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Evaluation Subject:
Geographic Scope:

Evaluation Documents

File Name
Report on the evaluation of the rural housing programme.pdf 53.pdf
53 EQAT 20130317 kg_mb.pdf

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