Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) is an agency of the Department of Human Settlements established in August 2010 as per the Social Housing Act, No 16 of 2008. SHRA is a public entity in terms of Schedule 3A of the Public Finance Management Act, No. 29 of 1999 (PFMA).
Social Housing is a rental or co-operative housing option, which requires institutionalised management. It is provided by accredited SHIs or in accredited social housing projects in designated restructuring zones
Social housing provides good quality rental accommodation for the upper end of the low income market (R1 500 - R 15 000). The primary objective of urban restructuring is creating substainable human settlements