Gauteng Partnership Background
The Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) was established by the Gauteng Department of Housing to address funding challenges in the affordable housing sector.
The GPF assists the affordable housing sector by:
- Providing public funding as equity cushion to investors.
- Risk sharing and co-funding with prospective funders.
On a project-by-project basis, GPF will assist the student housing entities to procure finance at the most favourable terms in order to promote affordable, quality accommodation that is well managed for the target market
The GPF seeks to continually develop products aimed at addressing housing market funding challenges. GPF products are reviewed annually to determine their effectiveness.
Student Accommodation Fund
The Student Accommodation Fund was developed for student housing entities that require additional funding in to the project. The equity type loan enhances the debt to equity ratio for projects to enable lenders to finance, on favourable terms.
Any company or project Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with a recognised legal form that provides affordable student accommodation that is well managed.
The entity must demonstrate to GPF that they have the technical resource capacity to successfully complete the project as well as efficiently manage the property thereafter.
Types of Projects
- Inner-city residential refurbishments
- Conversion of offices to residential units
- Greenfiled developments.