Has the Penang state government done enough to ensure adequate availability of low-income housing in the state?

Kebelakangan ini, nampaknya ada kerisauan di kalangan penduduk Pulau Pinang yang menrungut dan kuatir tentang harga rumah yang melambung tinggi sehingga ramai yang tidak sanggup membeli rumah sendiri.

Berikut adalah rekod kelulusan/pembangunan ruman kos rendah and kos sederhana rendah sejak Pakatan mengambil-alih teraju kepimpinan kerajaan Pulau Pinang.

Source: Penang state government


It means the state government and its agencies are developing 3421 low- and low-medium-cost apartments in the state while the private sector is putting up 8175 such homes. (What is the total number of homes being put up by the private sector and has it met its 30 per cent low-cost quota?)

If we are looking at just low-cost housing, the stage government/agencies are developing 1194 homes while the private sector is constructing 2612. (Low-cost homes are priced at RM42000 while low-medium-cost homes are priced at RM72500.)

Saya rasa lebih boleh dibuat untuk memastikan bekalan rumah kos rendah mencukupi untuk kalangan pekerja.

To prevention speculation in low- and low-medium-cost housing, tighter criteria should be put in place to ensure no resale of such houses perhaps for at least 10 years. Only those who are really in the low-income group should be eligible for such housing.

Dalam tahun tujuh puluhan, PDC telah membina bandar baru dengan banyak rumah kos rendah untuk kalangan pekerja gaji rendah. True, land was plentiful back then, but the state needs to do more to get rid of the perception that new housing in the state is now largely aimed at the upper middle-class and super-rich.

Kini saya sedang menunggu untuk melihat sejauh mana Perbadanan Perumahan Pulau Pinang yang baru dapat menangani masalah ini.