How to Get Your RDP Home How do I apply for an RDP house

To apply for an RDP house, you need to take the following documents to a provincial office of the Department of Human Settlement, or your municipal offices: Applicant and spouse’s identity documents (green book or ID card) Certified copies of birth certificates of children. Proof of income if working, e.g. salary slip.
How much must you earn to qualify for RDP house?
People in this income bracket often find it difficult to afford a house through a bank bond or are too “rich” to qualify for an RDP houseQualifying individuals or households should have monthly incomes of between R1,500 and R15,000.
How do I get an RDP house in Gauteng?
To qualify you must:
  1. Be a South African citizen.
  2. Be contractually capable.
  3. Be married or habitually cohabit with a partner.
  4. Be single and have financial dependants.
  5. Earn less than R3500.
  6. Be a first time government subsidy recipient.
  7. Be a first time home owner.
  8. Single Military Veterans without financial dependant.
Who qualifies for a RDP house?
You can apply for an RDP house if you are: A South African citizen. Over 21 and mentally competent to sign a contract. Married or living with a partner, or single and have dependants (single military veterans or aged people without dependents also qualify)
How do you check if my RDP house is approved?
Alternatively, you can check your status by calling the main number – 0800 146 873.
How do I check my RDP status?
To check if your name status is on the provincial waiting list, carry the form to the nearest Provincial Office or Satellite Office. If your name appears in the record, then the process has begun. Alternatively, you can check your status by calling the main number 0800 146 873.

Having basic housing is a fundamental right of each person irrespective of race, gender and social status.

It is the City’s responsibility to provide and allocate government-subsidised housing, otherwise known as RDP houses. To date, over 29 00 housing units have been delivered (jointly by the Gauteng Province and the City) and over 17 000 serviced stands. To apply for an RDP house, you need to comply the National Housing Subsidy Scheme.

This means you must be:

  • A South African citizen with a valid ID,
  • Over the age of 21 and mentally competent to sign a contract,
  • Married or living with a partner, or single and have dependants (single military veterans or aged people without dependents also qualify),
  • Earn less than R3 500 per month per household (so, if two people in your family earn and these earnings amount to more than R3 500 per month you will not qualify),
  • A first time government subsidy recipient,
  • A first time homeowner.

To apply for a government subsidy house, you need to take the following documents to your nearest customer care centre:

  • Applicant and spouse’s identity documents (green book or ID card),
  • Certified copies of birth certificates of children,
  • Proof of income if working, eg pay slip.

You will be asked to fill in a housing subsidy application form and will then be registered on the Municipal Housing Demands Database – this is a “waiting list”. Only once a housing development is completed and if you are next on the list, will you be given keys and a title deed to your home – but it can take many years.

NOTE

  • It is illegal to sell an RDP house before you have lived in it for eight years.
  • It is illegal to rent out an RDP house.
  • Should you want to extend or renovate a RDP home before eight years of ownership, you need to get permission from the City.
  • If you are disabled the design of the house may change to accommodate the special needs of the person’s disability.