DBKL To Rent Out Room For Low-Income Individuals In KL


If you are a low-income, unmarried individual finding it hard to rent a place in Kuala Lumpur, then Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has a solution for you.

An old DBKL building situated in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman will be renovated to accommodate up 200 occupants. The building will be divided into two blocks, one for men and the other for women. Each room will be rented out at a very affordable price – starting RM100 a month.

According to The Star, this move was initiated to help reduce the burden of unmarried individuals in the B40 group and who are struggling to pay hefty rents in the city.

“We will be implementing the concept of capsule hotel in which an old DBKL building in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman has been identified and will be modified into two blocks, one for men and other for women with 120 rooms each,” Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said.

“The two-block building can accommodate up to 200 occupants and they only need to pay rent as low as RM100,” he was quoted as saying.

Room rentals in the city center can be very expensive, with some tenants having to pay up to RM1,000 for a medium sized room. Master bedrooms can cost more. Renting an entire unit will probably take up most people’s paycheck, with prices ranging from RM2,500 to RM4000.


Get free weekly money tips!

*Free of charge. Unsubscribe anytime.
newsletter image