History

1929 Citizens, concerned about the housing conditions in Cape Town form the Citizens Housing League Utility Company
1930 First housing development built – Crawford
1931 First large scale ‘model village’ – Brooklyn
1938 Ruyterwacht township established in response to Arm Blanke vraagstuk
1941 1500 homes built after 12 years
1944 Second World War
1950 Introduction of Group Areas Act
1951 First Coloured residential township built – Bishop Lavis
1976 Developed Creswell House for Seniors
1976 Soweto uprisings
1980 Shell SA becomes first corporate sponsor (R15,000)
1983 First Life Rights Village built – Berghof
1989 First market rental development – Ascot Square
1989 First bonded housing project targeting black people – Mfuleni
1990 Name changed to Communicare
1994 National Democratic Elections
2009 Communicare celebrates its 80th Anniversary by publicly accepting responsibility for the role it played in treating people inequitably in the past and committing to never again be party to unfair discrimination. The Communicare Foundation is formed to promote transformation in society
2010 First Development under the Social Housing Act – Drommedaris
2011 Yes! Properties brand launched
2012 Cape Retirement Lifestyles brand launched
2015 New strategy adopted to develop 10 000 new units in 10 years
2016 Communicare rebrands and pledges to provide opportunities for more people to live with dignity and an improving quality of life