PR1MA HELPS FAMILY BUY NEW HOUSE
Government scheme allows family to get RM190,000 house
FOR the past nine years, Taufiq Attan, 36, and his wife have been dreaming of raising their children in their own house instead of a rented one.
Thanks to Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia, their dream will soon come true.
Once their home’s financing is finalised, the couple and their four children, aged between 2 and 7 years, will move into a single-storey house here with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
“Words cannot express how thrilled we were when we received news that our application for a PR1MA house was approved few months ago,” said Taufiq.
“I am the sole breadwinner of my family and with six mouths to feed, not to mention the rising cost of living, it is almost impossible for me to afford a house.
“Most of the new three-bedroom houses in Kangar and Arau are priced at RM200,000 and above, some are even smaller in size than the PR1MA house I am about to purchase which is only RM190,000.”
Although his monthly commitments will stretch by RM600 as he has to pay RM1,000 every month in home financing installments, it is definitely worth their while as the house will be theirs.
The family pays RM400 in rental for their current house, but they cannot renovate their house as they wish.
According to Taufiq, they constantly felt insecure, dreading that the landlord might want them to vacate the house on short notice.
Taufiq said PR1MA houses, as well as other government housing schemes, helped people like him, who earned just enough to get by and own a house.
He expressed hope that his financing would be finalised soon and they could celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri in the new house.
Taufiq Attan and his family in their current house.