Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA)

Contact Details

Postal Postnet Suite 240, Private Bag X30500, Houghton, 2041
Physical Sunnyside Ridge Office Complex, Sentinel House, 3rd Floor, 32 Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg
Tel 011 274 6200


The mission of the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) is to ensure that there is quality housing for lower- to middle-income households in integrated settlements by investing in, enabling, regulating and transforming the affordable social housing for rental market.

The Authority's functions are to: promote the development and awareness of social housing by providing an enabling environment for the growth and development of the social housing sector; provide advice and support to the Department of Human Settlements in its development of policy for the social housing sector and facilitate national social housing programmes; provide best-practice information and research on the status of the social housing sector; support provincial governments with the approval of project applications by social housing institutions; provide assistance, when requested, with the process of the designation of restructuring zones; and enter into agreements with provincial governments and the National Housing Finance Corporation to ensure the coordinated exercise of powers.

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