The Living Stones Community House is a creative partnership between Yeast City Housing and the City Methodist Mission. This complemented the Church's creative combination of a worship facility, with small enterprises, a day care centre, an HIV / AIDS centre, and a refugee office. The church made roof space available on the first floor of their property for the development of 27 communal housing units and one institutional housing unit. This project has been operational since April 2003 and is written up as a best practice case study by the Social Housing Foundation.
Project Description: Re-development of existing church property to include 27 communal & 1 institutional housing unit, as part of a multi-purpose community centre.
Total Project Value: R 1,207,565.55
Provincial Housing Subsidy: R 156,400
Loan Finance: R 192,600
Grants: USAID: R 175,000
Equity: R 683,401 (City Methodist Mission)