ALOR SETAR – The Kedah Government will implement a rent subsidy assistance programme soon to alleviate the hardship of the low-income group in buying a house of their own.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said the government realised the problem faced and was very much concerned with the plight of those who still could not afford to buy a house and were forced to rent.
“The government will still continue with the Transit Homes Programme with very low rental. However, our ability to build more transit homes in Kedah is limited.
“We believe the rent subsidy assistance will ease the burden of the needy,” he said when tabling the 2015 Budget in the Kedah State Assembly here today.
He added, the state government in providing Affordable Homes (RMM), had reached its target of 6,000 RMM units for 2013 and 2014.
Mukhriz said over the past two years under Barisan Nasional administration, various programmes and activities were carried out to restore the people’s economic state, and foreign investors were brought in to create job opportunities. – BERNAMA