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