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    building homes and communities

  • EKHURHULENI DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

    a non profit municipal entity set up in 2000

  • EMHALAHLENI HOUSING INSTITUTION

    the heartbeat of affordable housing

  • FIRST METRO HOUSING COMPANY

    providing affordable, quality & secure homes

  • FREE STATE SOCIAL HOUSING COMPANY

    351 rental units that we inherited from the municipality

  • HOUSING ASSOCIATION EAST LONDON

    extending quality housing choice in buffalo city

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Who Is NASHO?

The National Association of Social Housing Oganisations – NASHO – is an independent member-based association of 18 well-established social housing institutions (SHIs) across South Africa. NASHO was formed at an inaugural congress held in May 2002 and formally launched by the then National Housing Minister, Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele.

Collectively, our membership owns and/or manages approximately 24 000 units, providing subsidised rental accommodation for over 115 000 low-to middle income families throughout the country. 

NASHO serves its members with advocacy, information, and training. Maintaining strong links between NASHO and its members is a priority for the federation, in order to reduce the isolation of individual members and to ensure that services and information are widely available.

What Is Social Housing?

Social Housing aims to contribute towards restructuring South African society through economic, social, spatial location and functional housing opportunities. It aims to achieve economic empowerment, integration, sustainable human settlements and improving the overall functioning of the housing sector by widening the range of affordable housing options available (rental housing). Social Housing targets facility rich areas, all within walking distance or well connected to the transport network.

What Do We Do?

For over a decade, NASHO has been fulfilling the roles of : 

Facilitator, Expert, Advocate and Trainer – click on About Us to learn more about what we do.

NASHOs Programmes

In order to be as effective as we can with the limited resources we have been entrusted with, NASHO will focus on our 4 Key Programmes. Click on these to learn more.

Our 4 Key Programmes

1. Information & Advocacy

The collecting of information and analysis to keep stakeholders informed of developments in the sector.  At the same time to develop approaches and opportunities to use such information to lobby for ...

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2. Capacity Development

Capacity Development Unit (CDU) NASHOs CDU offers a range of standard and customisable training courses meant to build the capacity of SHI staff as well as that of municipal and provincial actors resp...

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2016 Training Calendar

The coming out of the 2016 training calendar Forecasters are telling us that 2016 will be one of difficult year economically for South Africa.  We have seen in the recent past the continued plummetin...

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3. TSC

Technical Services Centre (TSC) NASHOs TSC provides SHIs with guidance as they seek to realise cost effective housing projects. Findings show that building an maintenance costs are comparatively highe...

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