In a quest to encourage home ownership, the Minister of Human Settlements Mmamoloko Kubayi will launch the revised government funded housing subsidy programme for middleincome earners at the Sky City Integrated Housing Development in Gauteng.

Formerly known as the Financed Linked Individual Subsidy Programme (FLISP) or Help-MeBuy-A-Home, which was meant to assist in making first-time home ownership affordable, the new programme will now also cater for non-mortgage approved beneficiaries who intend to among other options, build their own houses in rural areas and cities’ serviced sites.

The Sky City Housing Development, where the relaunch of the revised programme will take place, is the largest privately funded affordable housing development in the province expected to yield more than 22 000 housing opportunities on completion. There are more than 6000 housing units delivered already, of these, 1374 are funded by the government through HelpMe-Buy-A-Home.

The Minister will be joined by the MEC for Human Settlements and Infrastructure Development in Gauteng, Lebogang Maile, for the unveiling a new logo that repositions Help-Me-Buy-aHome and new offerings aligned with the revised policy. This includes a new portal intended to simplify the application process for a large pool of potential beneficiaries.

Details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 24 February 2023
Venue: Sky City Integrated Housing Development, Alberton, Ekurhuleni (The Bronx at Sky City Apartments next to the Sky City Mall)
Time: 08h30 for 09h00

For RSVP: Tebogo Mosima at

For Media Enquiries, contact Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-Mokota, Spokesperson to Minister Kubayi
on 0647548426 or or Matome Dikgale on 0725283543.

Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements
Govan Mbeki House
240 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001

Press Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2023