Affordable homes for all – not a dream but achievable


Many countries are looking at containers that, with a little bit of creativity and low costs, can be turned into affordable homes, says JD Lovrenciear.

It is time for Malaysia to stop giving excuses for why houses have to be priced beyond people’s reach.

It is also high time we stopped the contractors, builders, bankers and property agents from monopolising this business for their sole, unrealistic and selfish gains.

The government cannot continue to pretend it is always at the mercy of the property markets especially the housing industry.

These days many developing and developed nations are looking at shipping containers that, with a little bit of creativity and low costs, can be turned into affordable homes.

Given Malaysia’s comparatively tiny adult working population and the vast stretches of land available, the government can easily enable citizens to have beautiful, affordable homes while buyers can enjoy improved lifestyles.

For far too many decades, Malaysians have been at the mercy of the property market, its builders, agents and bankers.

Governments – past and present – seem completely unable to see the numerous creative opportunities in the world that prove that homes do not have to be unaffordable.

Can we hear from the relevant bodies about the many creative solutions around the world that enable people to have decent roofs over their heads?

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