Housing Development Agency (HDA)
|Postal||PO Box 3209, Houghton, Johannesburg, 2041|
|Physical||Block A, Riviera Office Park, 6-10 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg, 2193|
|Tel||011 544 1000|
|Fax||011 544 1006/7|
The mission of the Housing Development Agency (HDA) is to build partnerships to create integrated sustainable human settlements.
The functions of the Agency are to: develop a development plan to be approved by the Minister in consultation with the relevant authorities in the provinces and municipalities; develop strategic plans with regard to the identification and acquisition of state, privately and communally owned land that is suitable for residential and community development; prepare necessary documentation for consideration and approval by the relevant authorities as may be required in terms of any other applicable law; monitor progress of the development of land and landed property acquired for the purposes of creating sustainable human settlements; enhance the capacity of organs of state, including skills transfer to enable them to meet the demand for housing delivery; ensure that there is collaboration and intergovernmental and integrated alignment for housing development services; identify, acquire, hold, develop and release state, private and communal land for residential and community development; undertake such project management services as may be necessary, including assistance relating to approvals required for housing development; contract with any organ of state for the purpose of acquiring available land for residential housing and community development for the creation of sustainable human settlement; assist organs of state in dealing with housing developments that have not been completed within the anticipated project period; assist organs of state with the upgrading of informal settlements; and assist organs of state in respect of emergency housing solutions.