Own Haven Housing Association began operating in January 2001. It was set up to provide affordable, quality rental housing initially in East London. In doing so Own Haven has contributed to the regeneration of the city and enabled low and moderate income households greater access to the resources of the city.

We currently have 1478 units under management within 11 projects and an estimated 5912 tenants. Initially our focus was on developing vacant land. We now recognise the value in the upgrading of inner city stock. The refurbishment of Skyview, formally known as Skyways, is our first success in the inner city.

Our other developments include new builds with Southernwood Square and the recently completed Reservoir Mews. Reservoir Mews is at the intersection of three main roads providing important transport linkages for our tenants as well as showcasing social housing in the city.
With our partners we continue with a substantial development programme adding rental stock not only in East London but also in Port Elizabeth and Knysna. We presently operate our management service from our head office in East London.
In order to implement our commitment to provide stable communities we have embarked on a community development programme. We build more than homes we want homes in safe and vibrant neighbourhoods.

Own Haven Housing Association

Providing Sought-After, Well Managed Rental Homes

  +27 861 696 428


The Numbers




Projects by Own Haven Housing Association

Eriko Court East London 8 2005
Gonubie Palms East London 141
Haven Hills South Egoli East London 258 2004
Kenwick Close East London 31
Lagoon View Knysna 112
Milner Court Milner Court Port Elizabeth Central Nelson Mandela Bay 10 2012
Park Towers Rink St Port Elizabeth Central Nelson Mandela Bay 136 2010
Reservoir Mews Belgravia Crescent, Milner Estate  Lennox Estate Buffalo City 429 2012
Skyview East London 64 2006
Southernwood St George Rd Southerwood Buffalo City 249 2011
St. Georges Mansions East London 10 2009
Talana Court Pearson Rd Port Elizabeth Central Nelson Mandela Bay 12 2012


Building Together


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