E3S Web of Conferences
Volume 3, 2014Emerging Technology for Sustainable Development Congress (ETSDC 2014)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||14 August 2014|
Identifying Variables Influencing Tenant Affordability to Pay Rent in Ipoh City Council Public Housing
1 Universiti Teknologi MARA (Perak), 32610 Bandar Baru Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
2 School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Pulau Pinang Malaysia
Affordability reflects the challenges faced by households in balancing the real cost of housing and non housing expenditures against income limitations placed upon the household. Various methods have been introduced to measure housing affordability among households. This study was undertaken to identify the variables influencing tenant affordability to pay rent. Data was obtained through questionnaire distribution on 350 MBI public housing tenants using the strata sampling technique. This study found that only ethnic group variable significantly influenced the ability to pay rent. The study’s findings proved that different ethnic groups faced different housing costs liabilities attributable to different socioeconomic status.
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