The issue of housing affordability is a universal conundrum with Malaysia being no exception to this pressing challenge. It has been always the nation’s focus to provide affordable housing for all segments of society with a focus on the low-income group and this is manifested in the numerous Malaysian Plans.
Today, however, affordable housing is no longer about sufficient supply but also to ensure that the rakyat’s aspiration to own a home takes into account different households sizes and income affordability with proper connection to vital public amenities and employment opportunities (ecosystem to live, work and play).
In this report, nine structural problems has been identified as hindering stumbling blocks to affordability, from both demand and supply perspectives with transformational, game changing solutions that will drive the country towards a more sustainable affordable housing sector for all Malaysian.
Low cost apartment in Klang Valley
Through consultations with various stakeholders and industry practitioners including with Monash University, we believe that the ideas and solutions presented in this report will be a transformation to the landscape in the supply and development of affordable housing in Malaysia.
- Powerpoint Slides for REHDA Institute Affordable Housing Report Briefing
- Summary booklet of information for media briefing
- Group photos of VIP’s for media briefing 14 July 2018
- Brief profile about REHDA Institute