The ‘Transit House’ programme for newly married couples that was recently announced will be extended to include Sabah when it is implemented next year.
This was announced by Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, the Federal Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, after attending a breaking of the fast with the people at Masjid Kampung Taun Gusi, Kota Belud here last night.
Under the programme, newly married couples aged 30 and below and with household income of less than RM3,000 monthly are eligible to apply for the “Transit House’ Programme where rental of each unit is RM124, the same rate as charged for PPR homes. However, the programme only allows the couples to rent the premise for a period of two years.
Abdul Rahman also revealed that besides Kota Kinabalu, his ministry have identified Public Housing Project (PPR) in Kinarut and Inanam as suitable locations for the programme’s pioneer project.
He said the government plan to allocate about 10 per cent of every existing PPR project for the ‘Transit House’ programme.
According to him, the objective of the programme is help newly married couples by providing them with affordable housing under the transit house programme until they can afford to be on their own and buy their first house.
The ministry will launch the transit house project in Kuala Lumpur next year.