Institutionalising a Housing Support Centre Model to enable self-build
This paper titled Institutionalising a Housing Support Centre Model to enable self-build (PDF, 6.33 MB) draws on the research and arguments developed previously by developing a model for the institutionalisation of Housing Support Centres (HSCs). This, in turn, will lay the basis for policy advocacy around the uptake of the model in local, provincial, and national policy and programmes. It covers the rationale for HSCs, the municipal benefits of implementing an HSC model, what HSCs will do and what shape and form they can take, and the role of communities and intended beneficiaries in HSCs. The implications for municipal capacity and resources, funding sources, governance arrangements, the role of non-government stakeholders, and the role of provincial and national government in creating an enabling environment for HSCs are also covered. Ultimately, a national HSC policy framework and support are needed to guide municipalities (and adequate self-build subsidy funding for those with the lowest incomes); the piloting of the HSC model in different municipalities, responding to different human settlement contexts and needs; and lastly, multi-stakeholder engagement with and refinement of the proposed model.
Abstract based on original source.