Around 7,000 applications for the Rumah Mampu Milik Johor (RMMJ) was rejected by the government due to numerous reasons, which include unsuccessful mortgage loan applications, as well as applicants losing interest in acquiring the units.
According to the State Housing and Local Government committee chairman Datuk Abdul Latiff Bandi, the figure refers to the rejected applications that were made for several years, since the commencement of RMMJ.
Besides failing to acquire a mortgage loan, most applicants reject the units themselves after failing to get the type of properties that they wanted. Amongst them are applicants who reject the strata units, as they prefer landed abodes.
This actually causes delay in processing newer applications, as it consumes time to check if the offered units are being taken up or rejected by the applicants.
However, the government is still committed to build a sum of 40,000 RMMJ houses within the next four years, as to provide comfortable houses within a reasonable price for the low and middle incomed citizens.
“We are positive in achieving our target of developing 11,800 units this year, and we will ensure the completion of 40,000 units by end of 2020,” he added.
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