To find out whether you are registered on the City’s Housing Database, send an SMS with your ID number followed by a space and your surname to 44108.

 
You can verify your status online: http://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/HwL2012Online/
 
If you are not on the database, you can apply online by clicking on the link (above) and providing the following:
-       Full names and ID number
-       Marital status
-       Full names of children and their ID numbers (if applicable)
-       Full address
-       Details of any special needs within the household
 
You can also visit any housing office, or contact the call centre on 021 444 0333 to update your information, or to register on the database.