First-time applicants of People’s Housing Programme (PPR) houses will see a higher maximum household income from RM2,500 to RM3,000, said Tan Sri Noh Omar, minister in the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government.
The new maximum household income matches the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) eligibility, where the assistance would be given to households with the monthly income of the same amount.
This means eligible BR1M recipients will also be eligible to apply for a PPR house.
The Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd houses under its 1Malaysia People Friendly Home programme also has the same income requirement of RM3,000 and below, making it easier for the ministry to conduct thorough checks on all applicants.
The standardisation of income requirement is in line with the Government’s effort to increase house ownership, especially for those in the middle and low-income brackets.
In order to improve the vetting process of PPR applicants, Tan Sri Noh said the ministry would adopt a three-tiered approach involving different government administrations to verify their eligibility.
This approach includes checks on property ownership by the state government, maximum household income by the Inland Revenue Board, and the list of eligible applicants will be displayed at district offices and the Land and Mines offices.