RM1,000 ‘gift’ for new housebuyers

A total of 7,735 Johor Affordable Housing Units (RMMJ) have been built in 2022 and 2023. — Filepic

Johor MB: RM3mil move-in costs under Budget 2024

JOHOR has set aside RM3mil as move-in costs for new housebuyers, says Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.

Under the state’s 2024 budget, 3,000 homeowners will receive RM1,000 each when they move into their affordable home units.

When tabling the state budget in Kota Iskandar, Onn Hafiz also revealed that a target to build 30,000 affordable homes by 2026 had been set.

“Through the planning design review committee, the state government gathered property developers who have committed to build 5,123 Johor Affordable Housing Units (RMMJ) by next year,” he said

In 2022 and 2023, the state government built 7,735 RMMJ.

Other than RMMJ, the state aims to build 2,634 units of Bangsa Johor Residency (RBJ) homes in Iskandar Puteri worth RM665mil through a public- private partnership with Johor Housing Development Corporation and other government-linked corporations.

Onn Hafiz says the handout will benefit 3,000 buyers when they move into their affordable homes.Onn Hafiz says the handout will benefit 3,000 buyers when they move into their affordable homes.

Onn Hafiz said the state would also spend RM56mil to build 147 RBJ units in Tangkak, RM54mil to build 140 RBJ units in Yong Peng and RM18.8mil on 50 RBJ units in Simpang Renggam next year.

“We understand that not all landowners can build their own homes.

“In 2023, we spent RM6.5mil to build 50 of these houses known as Rumah Kasih Johor.

“Next year, the state has allocated RM17mil to build 120 such homes to help more people become homeowners,” he said when tabling the Johor Budget 2024 at the state assembly.

Public flats in Johor would also see some improvements under next year’s budget, where RM14.1mil has been set aside to upgrade Flat Haji Manan and Flat Taman Bersatu in Kluang, Flat Impian Emas in Iskandar Puteri, Tangkak Apartments in Tangkak and Kulai Apartments in Kulai.

Onn Hafiz said the state had also decided to increase its public flats disaster and emergency funds to RM10mil next year compared to RM3mil this year.

“We hope that the funds can help residents with repairs and upgrades if their units are damaged during a disaster,” he added.

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