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We work to support individuals, families and communities by assisting them to resist unjust evictions, and to challenge unfair rental practices and uninhabitable living conditions.

Cape Town is facing an acute housing affordability crisis. The state has consistently failed to regulate land and property markets resulting in a housing market that excludes most poor and working class families. According to the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance, in 2019 the average sales price for a house in Cape Town was R1.5 million – a price that only 5% of the households living in the city can afford. Rising rents and property prices mean that most poor and working class families cannot afford to live in well-located areas in Cape Town and are forced out to the edges of the city far from economic opportunities and social amenities, requiring them to spend most of their income on transport to and from work, schools and other opportunities.

We work to support individuals, families and communities by assisting them to resist unjust evictions and displacement through a combination of right-based popular education, legal and litigation support, community organising support and solidarity building.