The Municipality seeks to address the housing needs of low-income groups and middle-income groups who do not have access to the commercial bond market. In this regard it acts as an agent for the Department of Human Settlements. This involves the identification of potential beneficiaries, identification and securing of suitable land for housing development, the sourcing of funding and project management. At the end of January 2017 there was a list of 9703 families waiting for housing opportunities. For the past 2 years the data on the Database is verified in collaboration with the Department of Human Settlements and the names of deceased people, duplications and people who already benefitted from subsidies in the past, are removed.