Housing Challenges Among Young People in Greater Kuala Lumpur (GKL), Malaysia

Yaacob, Mahazril 'Aini and Bakar, Siti Hajar Abu and Wan Abd Aziz, Wan Nor Azriyati (2017) Housing Challenges Among Young People in Greater Kuala Lumpur (GKL), Malaysia. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (8). pp. 7870-7873. ISSN 1936-6612, DOI https://doi.org/10.1166/asl.2017.9597.

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The need for quality housing is a dream of the younger generation because housing is a basic need in their transition to living independently. The transition to independent living usually occurs due to job demand, family formation, educational reasons and entry to homeownership. Nevertheless, this group of people faces several housing issues, such as failure to access their preferred housing tenure, difficulty purchasing their own home, and inability to access rental housing. Most of them, especially those residing in urban areas have encountered difficulties in attaining independent housing of their choice due to various problems. They have failed to access adequate and affordable homes which has resulted them renting private residences, sharing accommodation with their friends, continuing to reside in their parental homes or, even worse, becoming homeless. A survey, involving about 396 respondents, was carried out to investigate the challenges faced by the younger generation in their pursuit of adequate housing which in turn helps them achieve independent living. The discussion of the challenges highlighted offers possible strategies to resolve the housing issues haunting this generation.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Malaya: PPP Research Grant (Project Number: PG236-2015B)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homeownership; Housing Challenges; Independent Living; Young People
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 03:25
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 01:41
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22771

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