The People’s Housing Programme (PPR) will be expanded in Kudat, adding another 500 units of affordable housing to the existing 500 units already built there, according to Minister of Housing and Local Government Datuk Hajiji Noor.
On his visit to Kudat last Tuesday – his first since the election – Hajiji said that the completed units are ready for occupation and the government will give priority to those currently without homes.
The PPR flats are built by the Federal Housing Department and are managed by the Kudat Town Board. Successful applicants will only have to pay a minimal rental fee of RM124 per month.
Hajiji agreed with the Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (SHAREDA)’s call for the government to form a special task force on affordable homes.
The PPR project is divided into three categories – low cost, medium low cost and medium cost. All houses are adequately spacious, with each unit comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen.
Applicants have the option to either buy or rent the houses or flats.
Each units are priced between RM30,000 to RM35,000.
While he was in Kudat, Hajiji also visited the construction site of the new RM5 million Kudat Native Court building. He was informed that the complex would be ready by year-end.
The Native Court in Kudat is one of six courts being built State-wide this year.