7,000 City Hall tenants to get housing offer letters from Monday


(The Star) – About 7,000 public housing tenants here will receive offer letters under the People’s Housing Programme of the National Economic Action Council (PHP-NEAC) and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Public Housing (DBKLPH) from Monday.

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the letters would be sent by the DBKL Housing Department to their homes.

He said those who received the letters would be given a month to reply if they took up the offer to buy the houses as the purchasing process would take between three and six months.

“We will not force them to accept the offer,” he told reporters after opening the Federal Territory 2011 Excellent Students Awards here.

The financing scheme was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Jan 28, to assist the lower income group currently renting units of People Public Housing and DBKL public housing to obtain loans to buy the units they are already residing in.

According to Raja Nong Chik, the 7,000 involved the first group of tenants under the first phase of the loan from the Employees Provident Fund totalling RM300mil.