Konsistensi maltamat dan objektif Program Perumahan Kos Rendah dengan keperluan perumahan kumpulan sasar
The Low Cost Housing Programme is an imperative mechanism to respond to the issue of poverty in Malaysia. The main objective of this scheme is to ensure every family; especially poor family become capable of owning a decent house within their means. After more than 60 years of its implementation, the scheme is still being criticised for its failure to provide a house which is in accordance with the housing needs of its target group. A survey was conducted in 2011 to assess the consistency of the goals and objectives of the Low Cost Housing Programme with its target groups’ needs. A total of 325 households from six Low Cost Flats in Kuala Terengganu were chosen as respondents for the study. The findings confirm the inconsistency of the Low Cost Housing; especially its physical design to the needs of its residence. The study proposes that the target group involvement is crucial to ensure that their housing need is genuinely taken into account in designing the houses.