Community development is a process of developing or building up communities of men and women to enable empowerment, self-sufficiency and control over their environment.
One of the most important factors that determine the success of a Social Housing Institution is the creation of a sound relationship with its key stakeholder, the tenant, and how it manages this relationship. First Metro in conjunction with the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal is in the process of formulating Community Development Policy that will be rolled out in various projects. This would be a catalyst for ensuring that all energies are channeled to ensure the improvement of neighborhood precincts that would provide a safe and healthy environment.
REASONS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SECTION
- To improve Tenant-Landlord relations
- To engage the minds and energies of tenants towards finding solutions to a wide variety of social and economic issues
- To help in the eradication of poverty
- To promote gender equality
- To promote primary education
- To ensure environmental sustainability
- To introduce Youth Programs
CURRENT DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS
As part of ensuring the First Metro and the Tenants engage meaningfully in the critical role of providing accommodation, a comprehensive tenant training process is undertaken. The training highlights the rights and responsibilities of the Landlord and the Tenant in a manner that creates a basis of a sustainable relationship.
This relationship, which is commonly known as the Landlord Tenant relationship, is defined in a formal lease agreement. This information guide, which you should read thoroughly, gives answers to many questions that you may have. It covers: the roles, responsibilities and obligations of you the tenant and First Metro; the lease agreement, the procedures to follow; the tenants committee and other relevant information. A guide must be used regularly to empower yourself and ensure you get a good service from our company.
Mr Robert Sibiya from KZNDoHS handing out training certificates.