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Social Housing Act, No. 16 of 2008

Long title


To establish and promote a sustainable social housing environment; to define the functions of national, provincial and local governments in respect of social housing; to provide for the establishment of the Social Housing Regulatory Authority in order to regulate all social housing institutions obtaining or having obtained public funds; to allow for the undertaking of approved projects by other delivery agents with the benefit of public money; to give statutory recognition to social housing institutions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES APPLICABLE TO SOCIAL HOUSING
1. Definitions
2. General principles applicable to social housing
CHAPTER 2. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
3. Roles and responsibilities of national government
4. Roles and responsibilities of provincial government
5. Roles and responsibilities of municipalities
6. Roles and responsibilities of other role-players
CHAPTER 3. SOCIAL HOUSING REGULATORY AUTHORITY
7. Establishment of Social Housing Regulatory Authority
8. Composition of Regulatory Authority
9. Appointment of Council
10. Staff of Regulatory Authority
11. Functions of Regulatory Authority
12. Powers of intervention of Regulatory Authority
CHAPTER 4. SOCIAL HOUSING INSTITUTIONS
13. Accreditation of social housing institutions
14. Functions of social housing institutions
15. Management of social housing institutions
16. Reporting by social housing institutions
CHAPTER 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
17. Just administrative action
18. Financing of social housing
19. Regulations
20. Short title and commencement
 
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