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KUCHING, Nov 16: Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) organising secretary Violet Yong urges the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) to set up a special help desk to assist the tenants of Ban Hock Road KMC Flats to apply for the Sarawak Rental Assistance Scheme (SRAS).
She also urged the city council to extend the deadline for application submissions to give ample time for the applicants to complete and submit the necessary documents.
“As far as I understand, the Sarawak Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has not set any deadline for application of SRAS.
“As such, it is unreasonable for MBKS to issue notice to all tenants and set a deadline by fixing November 15 as the last day for KMC Flats tenants to submit their applications.
“I have received ground feedback that many tenants of KMC Flats are clueless about the SRAS and do not know how to apply for it,” she said in a statement today.
Yong who is also the Pending incumbent said she has assisted a few KMC Flat tenants in their applications for the rental assistance by filling up the forms and compiling all required documents for submission.
Nonetheless, she hoped that MBKS would do its best to assist the KMC Flat tenants by ensuring all eligible tenants could benefit from the rental assistance scheme.
Yong noted those in low income groups who are renting property are eligible to apply for SRAS which is implemented through HDC.
She noted successful applicants are entitled to receive RM200 monthly in rental assistance for a maximum period of 36 months or three years.
The RM200 monthly rental assistance will be credited directly into MBKS’s account as the property owner.
Apart from that, she welcomed any tenant who requires help in applying for SARS to contact her or the DAP headquarters at 082-335511. — DayakDaily