Ms Mzineli’s house is part of the total 47 houses handed over to new owners that include the elderly. Through this programme government is providing them with a safe environment and basic services.
The families have benefitted from the Department’s Lubisi 1000 Enhanced People’s Housing Process (EPHP), a community driven project to improve the people’s living conditions in Chris Hani District Municipality.
The project budget for the EPHP is R151 million for the construction of 1000 houses.
A total number of 405 houses have been completed thus far. EPHP is a project that is driven by the community to improve their living conditions, whereby the beneficiaries make decision on their houses.
In this programme, Community members form Community Based Organisation that is mentored by their chosen Community Resourced Organisation for technical and financial skills, where they are trained and get empowerment for future businesses after the project is completed.
The project is spread over 8 villages in 2 wards under Intsika Yethu Local Municipality. The EPHP project won the Best EPHP project in the country at the 2018 National Govan Mbeki Awards.