Penang ready to increase quantum of Affordable Housing Fund

Property News/ 16 December 2013 Leave a comment

An artist’s impression of the proposed affordable housing project at Kampung Jawa, Butterworth, Penang.

The Penang government is prepared to increase the RM500mil Public and Affordable Housing Fund if it is not sufficient to build 20,000 housing units in all five districts in the state.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said that despite not receiving any funding from the Federal Government, it was able to set up the largest housing fund in Malaysian history by any state government.

“The RM500mil fund is a testimony of a clean government and integrity in leadership,” Lim said in a statement yesterday.

He said the 30,000 people who registered with the state Housing Department should receive the application forms within a week.

“The state government needs to know how many are interested so that we can plan and be assured that there will be sufficient buyers for the 20,000 units,” he added.

Among the 10 locations for the public housing projects are Jalan S.P. Chelliah, Teluk Kumbar, Jelutong and Pintasan Cecil on the island and in Batu Kawan, Kampung Jawa, Mak Mandin, Ampang Jajar, Bukit Mertajam and Juru on the mainland.

Meanwhile, state Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo has urged the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry to respond to their enquiry on the proposed PR1MA affordable housing schemes in Penang.

“We have our affordable housing projects and we need a response from the Federal Government on their PR1MA housing projects,” Jagdeep said at a press conference after presenting school uniform vouchers to 100 primary students in Datuk Keramat yesterday.

PR1MA is an affordable housing scheme in key urban areas for Malaysian citizens earning between RM2,500 and RM7,000 monthly.

Source: StarProperty.my

  1. homelover
    December 17th, 2013 at 07:54 | #1

    I had registered for affordable houses early of this year and received letter from penang government last week.
    The letter stated that I entitled to buy a unit based on salary range.
    Anyone here also received letter from pg government?
    I still didnt have time go komtar to ask the documents need to submit and location that I can choose?

  2. landed property better
    December 17th, 2013 at 08:37 | #2

    letter got stated that only for first time buyer and hold for 5 years?

  3. 5 years
    December 17th, 2013 at 09:20 | #3

    How long after you applied then only you get the letter? Is it same or different then pr1ma?

  4. homelover
    December 17th, 2013 at 09:58 | #4

    @landed property better

    Yup… LC & LMC strictly for first house buyer and cannot sell out in 10 yrs time.
    For LC income not more than RM2500 per household and LMC not more than RM3500 per household.

    @5 years

    I applied durng cny this year.
    That time got announcement for jalan sp chelliah project.
    This is pg government project which is different from PR1MA.

  5. penanglang
    December 17th, 2013 at 09:58 | #5

    I also received the letter last week. The letter did mention all the documents that need to be submitted. When it comes to the choice of property , it does not say anything. It only states the price range. It does not say whether semi-D , terrace or flats.
    Anyone knows the location ?

  6. buyer
    December 17th, 2013 at 10:03 | #6

    Me too receive the letter, im first time buyer. my pay abts 5k, plan to take option for price below 300k.
    Hope state govermnent do proper filtering to ensure first time buyer are given main priority.
    I saw many ppks already own multiple property also applied for this project.

  7. 5 years
    December 17th, 2013 at 10:23 | #7

    Ok, thanks for the info..but what are the documents that is required for submission?

  8. homelover
    December 17th, 2013 at 15:09 | #8


    Mind to share what documents are required to submit?

    @5 years

    Previously I went to PDC Bayan Baru.
    They will give u a form to fill up.
    There is no document required for registration.

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