You can apply now for rental assistance scheme

Mohamad Asman Ahmad

KUCHING: Applications for the Residential Rental Assistance Scheme or Sarawak Rental Assistance Scheme (SRAS) are open to those currently renting in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.

Sarawak Housing Development Corporation (HDC) chief executive officer Mohamad Asman Ahmad said the SRAS was a rental assistance scheme of RM200 per month, for 36 months or three years’ maximum, as announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in the Sarawak State Budget 2021 in November last year.

The scheme is expected to benefit about 20,000 eligible households, especially the low-income group and those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Interested tenants can obtain information and download the SRAS application form for free on the HDC website http://hdc.sarawak.gov.my.

Information can also be browsed on the HDC Sports & Recreation Welfare Club Facebook page.

The application is open to Malaysians, especially Sarawakians, and participants who are listed in the e-kasih system and/or household income not exceeding RM2,131 per month are also welcome to apply.

Applicants can contact the HDC Kuching Headquarters directly at 082-444381 or 082443681 for any queries. Completed application forms must be sent to HDC offices in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.