Year-end target of building 1 million affordable homes
KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s target of building one million affordable housing units is expected to be achieved by year end, said the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry.
The ministry, in a written reply to Wong Tien Fatt (DAP-Sandakan) in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, said until April, the number of affordable housing units targeted for construction was 875,490, of which 237,738 units had been completed.
The price of each unit is set at a ceiling price of RM300,000.
Kedah recorded the most number of completed affordable housing homes at 42,131 units. This is followed by Selangor at 34,344 units; Johor (25,410 units); Perak (20,952 units); Melaka (17,750 units); Sabah (17,665 units); Terengganu (15,906 units); Pahang (14,650 units); Penang (13,278 units); Kelantan (12.893 units); Kuala Lumpur (5,810 units); Sarawak (5,220 units); Putrajaya (1,123 units); and, Labuan (172 units).
On the Rent To Buy Scheme, the ministry said although the scheme was available only for homes under the People’s Housing Programme, it had the potential to be extended to the purchase of housing units developed by other agencies and state governments. Bernama