Making Sure All Can Have A Home

By Andrea Filmer

September 2018 FEATURE
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The state’s grand plans for affordable housing are underway.With land and construction prices rising, securing a home for many of Penang’s residents can be an uphill task. This is ever more so for public housing and affordable housing, where the demand greatly outstrips the supply.Proactive measures like the inception of the Public and Affordable Housing Fund with an initial RM500mil grant and the formation of the Selection Process Enhancement Committee (SPEC) in Penang to streamline the selection process for public...

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.