As part of the effort to provide housing to the population of Penang, the State Government has established the Affordable Housing Scheme also known as Rumah Mempu Milik. It is one of two types of housing schemes by the State Government, the other being the People's Housing Project. (For details, read Penang State Government's Housing Schemes) These are located mostly on Penang Island, with a few also at Penang Mainland. On this page, I try to show all the affordable housing projects that I have come across, and will add to this page from time to time.
Penang State Government's Affordable Housing Scheme (10 July, 2015)
Requirements for Purchasing Affordable Housing in Penang
The term "affordable housing" is used in Penang to refer to residential properties valued at RM400,000 and below. As of August 2018, these are separated into six categories called Types A, B, C, D, E and F. The term "low-cost houses" is now re-branded as Affordable Housing Type A. "Low-medium-coast houses" is now called Affordable Housing Type B. The six types are based on ceiling price as follows:
Type A: Up to RM42,000
Type B: Up to RM72,500
Type C: Up to RM150,000
Type D: Up to RM200,000
Type E: Up to RM300,000
Type F: Up to RM400,000
In order to qualify for Affordable Housing, applicant must first register with the State Housing Department of the Penang State Government. There are three ways to do this.
Find an Affordable Housing project that you like, and fill up the PN1 Form at the Developer's office
Download the PN1 Form (Borang Permohonan Rumah Mampu Milik) and submit it directly to the State Housing Department, at Komtar Level 3.
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