Almshouses are charitable housing provided to enable people (typically elderly people who can no longer work to earn enough to pay rent) to live in a particular community. They are often targeted at the poor of a locality, at those from certain forms of previous employment, or their widows, and are generally maintained by a charity or the trustees of a bequest.


Almshouse buildings on this website

Alms Houses: 1882. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Alms Houses: 1822. Bethelsdorp, Eastern Cape
St Bartholomew's Almshouse: n.d.. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape