Out of a total of 17,546 applications received for Rumah Selangorku, 8,770 have been rejected since the programme was introduced in 2012, Bernama reported.
State Housing, Building and Urban Settler Management Committee chairman Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad said the applications were rejected following strict conditions imposed by financial institutions.
He said that applications were rejected due to issues regarding payments of credit card and applicants being blacklisted by the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN).
“However, we have asked for financial institutions to ease the conditions imposed to enable applicants an opportunity to own a home through this programme,” he said.
Iskandar was responding to a question from Kota Damasara’s Datuk Halimaton Saadiah Bohan at the State Legislative Assembly this week on the number of applicants for Rumah Selangorku programme who failed to obtain loans and state government’s initiatives to help those concerned.
He said the state government has also asked Bank Negara to look into the issue for a more comprehensive solution.
In the meantime, he said, the state was also implementing three schemes to facilitate the purchase of affordable housing, namely Dana-Sel, Smart Rent and Smart Selangor Home Buyer programme.