RM28.5 million to repair homes of urban poor, says deputy minister

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has allocated RM28.5 million to repair the homes of the urban poor next year, an increase from the RM15 million provided for similar purposes this year, the Dewan Negara was told today.

Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Raja Kamarul Bahrin said the move was in line with the government’s commitment to the goal of eradicating poverty under the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

He was replying to Abdul Ghani Mohamed Yassin who asked about the ministry’s strategy to address the problem of B40 residents living in dilapidated houses in urban areas and the government’s plans to increase the allocation for such programmes.

In his reply to a supplementary question from Muhamad Mustafa on how to apply for the programme, Raja Kamarul said applications could be made via the eKasih online platform.