MBKS to assist in appealing for KMC Flats tenants’ unsuccessful SRAS applications following increase in household income threshold

Wee discussing SRAS applications from KMC Flats during his Facebook live session today (Oct 15, 2022).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 15: The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will help to appeal for KMC Flats tenants with failed Sarawak Rental Assistance Scheme (SRAS) applications.

MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said from the first and second batches of KMC Flats tenants that they assisted, there were 100 applications, with 94 approved.

As for the six rejected applications, he said the council would help to appeal to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) now that the household income eligibility threshold has been raised.

“Last time, the household income cannot be more than RM2,131 per month. Now because of the minimum wage (implementations), the threshold was raised to over RM3,000.

“So, we will help to appeal those with rejected applications, together with the third batch of 60 new applications.

“It’s our responsibility as the council to help citizens in need with any available assistance applications,” said Wee during his ShallWeeTalk Facebook live session today.

Meanwhile, Wee also said they had recently met with some 40 tenants to renew their SRAS contracts recently this week.

On the same topic, he urged those, especially in KMC Flats, who have yet to apply for assistance to approach the council for help quickly. — DayakDaily