JHC is a non-governmental, non profit company, established in 1995. Over the past 21 years JHC has developed innovative solutions to meet the housing needs of low-and moderate-income people seeking a home in the city. Through slum clean-ups, building upgrades, refurbishments and conversions, as well as new-build projects, JHC has developed 4 293 homes mainly in the inner city of Johannesburg. It has increased inner city housing stock by about 10% and has transformed what were once decaying buildings to provide decent rental accommodation. JHC now owns 31 buildings and provides homes to more than 12 000 men, women and children. We do not merely strive to provide quality housing, but to create homes and develop secure and vibrant neighbourhoods. Our subsidiary Makhulong a Matala runs projects on neighbourhood improvement and resident involvement.

JHC is one of the founders and key partners of the eKhaya project that has resulted in significant neighbourhood improvements in Hillbrow. JHC is unique in that it is driven by a social mission while it is managed with the skills, efficiencies and discipline of sound business practice and good governance that ensure its long-term sustainability.

It has become a dynamic development organisation which is recognised as a reliable custodian of public and private funds and a trusted partner of communities, business and government. Internationally and at home, JHC has won various awards for delivering innovative, practical and sustainable housing solutions and its contribution to regeneration of the City of Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Housing Company

Your Home In The City

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The Numbers




Projects by Johannesburg Housing Company

Bonvista 19 van der Merwe Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 95 2009
Brickfields Ntemi Piliso Street Newtown Johannesburg 345 2005
Carr Gardens 1 High Road Fordsburg Johannesburg 211 2002
Cresthill 15 Pietersen Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 148 2008
Dorchester 121 Twist Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 64 2010
Douglas 6 Wilhemina Street Troyeville Johannesburg 76 1997
Elangeni 79 Alberts Road Johannesburg 168 2002
Gaelic 19 van der Merwe Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 74 2008
Garden Mansions 6 Wilhemina Street Troyeville Johannesburg 23 1999
Hlanganani Burkina Faso Street Cosmo City Cosmo City 281 2010
Jeppe Oval 27 Browning Street Jeppestown Johannesburg 240 1997
Lake Success 10 Pieterson Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 145 2003
Landrost 88 Plein Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 240 2001
Legae Garden Gerald Sekoto Street Newtown Johannesburg 192 2005
Lethabong 117 Pritchard Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 132 2013
New Hampsted 22 Twist Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 32 2003
Newtown Urban Village 3 High Road Fordsburg Johannesburg 335 2014
Op de Bergen 47 Op de Bergen Street Troyeville Johannesburg 3
Parkzight 6 Wilhemina Street Troyeville Johannesburg 26 1999
Phumulani Garden Gerald Sekoto Street Newtown Johannesburg 178 2006
Rondebosch 11 Peterson Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 78 2006
Roseneath 22 Goldreich Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 56 2012
San Martin 50 Claim Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 52 1996
Smitshof 1 Hospital Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 116 2004
Smitshof Ext 1 Hospital Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 54 2012
Stanhope 60 Plein Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 108 2006
Sylvadale 69 Claim Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 108 2001
Tasnim 34 Koch Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 25 1997
Taylors Mansion 142 Pritchard Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 105 2012
Towerhill 37 Kotze Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 123 1996
Tribunal 17 Gillies Streets Burghersdorp Johannesburg 174 2002
Ukhamba 7 Abel Road Berea Johannesburg 222 2013
Uno Court 22 Goldreich Street Hillbrow Johannesburg 84 2011


Building Together


Collectively, our membership owns and/or manages approximately 30 000 units throughout the country.