A Review on Housing Policy and Practices in Malaysia in Providing Access to Housing: Are they adequate?

Authors

  • Mahazril Áini Yaacob Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Nurul Hidayana Mohd Noor Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Shofiqur Rahman Chowdhury Department of Social Work, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3216

Keywords:

Housing policy; housing practice; young people; housing opportunities : Malaysia

Abstract

Drawing on Malaysia as the case study, the objective of this paper is to examine whether the current housing policy and practices in Malaysia are adequate in providing housing opportunities among young people. Utilising the Participatory Action Research (PAR) and the Delphi Technique, this study involved observation and in-depth interviews with key informants in Greater Kuala Lumpur. Two key themes emerged that contributed to the deficiency of housing policy and practices in Malaysia and suggest the development of comprehensive housing policies to address the issue of housing as one of the principles of human rights and improve the quality of life.

Keywords: Housing policy; housing practice; young people; housing opportunities

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3216

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Yaacob, M. Áini, Mohd Noor , N. H. ., & Chowdhury , S. R. . (2022). A Review on Housing Policy and Practices in Malaysia in Providing Access to Housing: Are they adequate? . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 257-262. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3216