How to apply for Joshco Flats in Johannesburg

JOSHCO (Johannesburg Social Housing Company) was formed by the City of Johannesburg in 2004 to provide affordable social housing to families who would otherwise be unable to afford a home. Thirteen years later, JOSHCO is continuing to change lives. South African citizens earning between R3500 and R7500 are in a difficult position when it comes to housing. Those in this income bracket earn too much to qualify for free housing under the RDP scheme, but not enough to qualify for a bond or mortgage. JOSHCO was created as a solution to this problem, and has been providing quality, affordable social housing to its tenants for the past thirteen years

Apply for Joshco Flats on WhatsApp number: 066 511 7139. Receive an automated response detailing all available units and their rental requirements including amounts. If JOSHCO advertises using digital platforms, then a specific email address will be provided. Some applications can be done through walk-in at specified sites.

JOSHCO does not do individual subsidy but institutionalised subsidies through SHRA, with the aim to service certain groups of individuals. When one applies for someone else is called subletting when this happen, the tenant will be given notice to vacate.

Institutionalised subsidy- is the money paid by government to ensure affordable rental.

How to apply for a JOSHCO unit online

Please note that the qualifying criteria is depended on the project that one is applying for. To qualify for a SHRA funded or Greenfield Project you must earn between R1 500 – R15 000 For Brownfield Projects JOSHCO charges per square meter

Before you apply you must:

  • Have permanent residence
  • Be 18 years and older/ open to suretyship agreement form if under 18
  • Be permanently employed
  • Be self-employed, with proof of income in a way of a bank statement.

What is required for one to qualify for a JOSHCO unit?

  • Certified ID copy
  • Letter of employment signed and dated, letter to confirm employment date and must have reachable employer contact details.
  • Latest payslip if you earn a monthly salary
  • 12 consecutive pays lip if your earning is commission based
  • 4 pay slips for weekly earners
  • 2 consecutive pay slips for Fortnite earners
  • 3 months Bank statement, stamped inside the bank / ink-based stamp
  • Proof of residence/ letter from loans- cellphone account, Edgar’s account, municipal account etc.

    How long does it take for one to get approved?

    • Confirmation of employment, when the employer is unreachable or takes long to respond
    • Blurry documents or documents not sent in the correct format
    • Incomplete documents

    Documents required for one to qualify for parking

    • Confirmation from the bank to show who is paying for the car
    • Proof of ownership/ car papers from the bank that are in your name
    • Certified ID copy
    • Letter from the employer if it’s a company car

    The lease agreement is valid for 2 years,

    You are required to give 30 days’ notice to vacate or forfeit your deposit money.

    Joshco Flats Locations

    Property Name Address
    AA House 20 Wanderers St, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001
    African Diamond 102 Goud St, Hillbrow, Johannesburg, 2001
    Bellavista Infill Selous Dr, Turffontein, Johannesburg, 2000
    Citrine Court Bellavista Rd, Turffontein, Johannnesburg, 2190
    City Deep New Heidelberg Road, City Deep, Johannesburg South, 2197
    Devland Cnr East and Creep street Devland 1811
    Dobsonville 11065 Motseme Street Dobsonville 1865
    Europa House 32 Plein Street Johannesburg 2001
    Fleurhof Phase 1 Cnr Main Reef Road & Helpmekaar Fleurhof 1709
    Fleurhof Phase 2 Corner Bellflower Road and Hyacinth Road Fleurhof Ext 26
    Hoek Street 27 Hoek Street Johannesburg 2001
    Kliptown Golf Course Kliptown Golf Course Union Road Kliptown 1809
    Kliptown Sqaure Kliptown Flats Klipvalley Road Kliptown 1811
    La Rosabel La Rosabel Corner Quarts & Smit Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 2001
    Orlando Ekhaya 2 11 Mordaunt Street Jeppe Johannesburg 2094
    Pennyville Rooms New Canada Road Pennyville 2093
    Phoenix House 3 Stepherson Street Wemmer Johannesburg 2001
    Rasher’s Building 70 Loveday Street Johannesburg 2001
    Roodepoort
    Textile Building 102 Goud St, Hillbrow, Johannesburg, 2001
    Turffontein 1 Evans Street Turffontein 2190
    Union Sqaure 80 Plein Street Johannesburg
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