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PROPERTY NEWS: Selangor collaborates with Rehda to provide affordable housing

Key takeaway: The Selangor government has received input from the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (Rehda) to assist developers in overcoming challenges in providing affordable housing.

“We asked Rehda why many developers were not building affordable housing to meet demand and were informed that there were many factors beyond their control, such as the rising cost of building materials,” Selangor housing, urban wellbeing and entrepreneur development committee chairman Rodziah Ismail told The Star at the Rehda Selangor Housing Convention (RSHC) 2022 held at the Shah Alam Convention Centre recently.

“So we need to come up with a win-win solution whereby developers not only build houses to be sold on the free market but can also build the affordable homes that the government and people require.

“We updated our regulations based on discussions with Rehda,” she added.

The Selangor 3.0 Policy, according to Rodziah, is the state government's plan to outline housing matters.

Initiatives to assist singles and newlyweds in purchasing a home are also included in the plan.

Meanwhile, Datuk Zaini Yusoff, chairman of Rehda Selangor, told The Star that "this year's theme titled 'Policies and Regulatory Updates Impacting the Housing Industry' aims to bridge the gap between current and forthcoming regulations."

“Topics discussed by speakers included sustainable and affordable housing, social impact assessment, planning guidelines, workers’ quarters as well as Koridor Utiliti Selangor updates on work permit applications.

“Responsive, respected and responsible private developers need to keep abreast of the latest updates impacting the housing industry,” he added.

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