Formulating [H+T] affordability index for low-cost housing distribution procedure / Zaharah Mohd Yusoff … [et al.]

Mohd Yusoff, Zaharah and Adnan, Nor Aizam and Omar, Dasimah and Abdul Rasam, Abdul Rauf (2014) Formulating [H+T] affordability index for low-cost housing distribution procedure / Zaharah Mohd Yusoff … [et al.]. In: IIDEX 2014: invention, innovation & design exposition. Research Innovation Business Unit, Shah Alam, Selangor, p. 37. (Submitted)

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Currently, the calculation of household expenses consists of housing price or rental price and additional of basic living costs with no specific calculation on transportation costs. The calculation of transportation costs need to be done separately from the housing costs because there are many criteria involved and it needs a specific determination to show the results. The combination of both housing costs and transportation costs will define the resident’s true affordability means. In calculating the truly affordability level, the housing costs and transportation costs were summed up and divided with the household income. In the local context, the use of the traditional measurement of affordability index is not new to the Malaysian Housing industry. In Malaysia, the affordability index is valued as 30% and is still accepted in the financial institution (Zainal, 2010). Ministry of Housing and Local Government (2002) reported that people with income of RM 1500 and below are eligible to buy a unit of low-cost house that is worth between RM 35000-RM 42000. The measures under the low-cost housing development program in Malaysia were controlled by the government where only eligible applicants will be considered for offering a low-cost unit and there will be less pressure for the low-income people to own a house. Obviously, there are two issues to tackle in the preparation to accommodate the lower-income group that is first; a place to accommodate this group of people and secondly is to ensure that the area chosen will not be a burden to the lower-income group especially in paying their transportation costs. Therefore, the list of condition and criteria of eligible nation must also extend to the needs of confirming their working areas as another parameter to include so that the government could offer a suitable area to the right people and thus help them to reduce the cost of transportation. Therefore, this research investigates the role of the transportation element to the residents’ affordability through the assessment of accessibility and mobility factors. The specific objectives of this research are to explore the transportation criteria of mobility and accessibility for the usability of the low-cost flat affordability measurement, to examine the distribution of amenities area and to generate site accessibility ranking using spatially proximity analysis and to calculate and determine the resident’s affordability level in matrix travel cost analysis.


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Mohd Yusoff, Zaharah
Adnan, Nor Aizam
Omar, Dasimah
Abdul Rasam, Abdul Rauf
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Consumers. Consumer demand. Consumption
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Income. Income distribution. National income. Including gross national product, gross domestic product, and gross state product
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Information technology. Information economy. Knowledge economy. Digital divide
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Poor. Poverty
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Event Title: IIDEX 2014: invention, innovation & design exposition
Event Dates: 27 - 30 April 2014
Page Range: p. 37
Keywords: Calculation; Formulating; Housing price; Household income
Date: 2014
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