A Social Audit Conducted on IHS Residential Units: What Are the Derived Social Benefits of Occupying Affordable Housing in South Africa?

Early this year, International Housing Solutions (HIS): a private firm that focuses on the development of residential properties commissioned Professor Francois Viruly to undertake research to better understand the benefits of affordable housing. This presentation is a summary of the research which evaluated the opportunities that the construction/development of residential units creates for owners and tenants, as well as the employment opportunities created during the construction or development phase and the operation of the rental units. The broader social and economic impact of affordable housing is the focus of this work.

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