The HDA has two primary objectives. The first is to identify, acquire, hold, develop and release well-located land and buildings for human settlement. The second is to provide project delivery services in the form of planning, capacity support and capability, and project management. The HDA works on projects in particular areas at the specific request of provinces and local municipalities.
As we carry out these objectives, we ensure that human settlement developments are sustainable, viable and appropriately located; that job creation is optimised throughout the process; and that the local community is actively involved.
The HDA is largely funded through a national grant we receive from the Department of Human Settlements and from fees earned from provinces and municipalities.
The HDA’s legislative mandate is guided by several acts, including:
Section 7 (1) of the HDA Act outlines the HDA’s functions. It stipulates that the HDA must: