Formulation of Policy Guidelines, Regulations and an Implementation Plan for the development of Priority Housing Development Areas PHDA’s). PHDA’s are declared by the Minister of Human Settlements to address specific housing needs to achieve sustainable human settlements, through a process of intergovernmental cooperation, integrated planning and coordinated programmed implementation aimed at fast tracking housing delivery. PHDA’s are furthermore determined by the circumstances of housing needs which cannot be addressed in the current arrangement of existing housing programmes and is specifically applicable to the following circumstances of “Priority”:
- Shelter provision to low income earners in areas of housing need where there is an established high demand and low supply of housing opportunities;
- Upgrading and/or redevelopment of precincts for purposes of housing to low income earners in urban areas;
- Accelerating shelter delivery to low income earners in an integrated manner within mixed uses and income spaces where the pace of delivery is slow, and
- Shelter provision at sufficiently large scale to integrate and re-order precincts without monotony of design and place.