LD FEB UI 56 Years: Special Rusunawa (rental low-cost flats) Webinar as a Mandated Medicine Needing Medicine
Nino Eka Putra ~ PR of FEB UI
DEPOK – (19/8/2020) In order to commemorate the 56th Anniversary of the Demographic Institute, the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LD FEB UI) held a special webinar in collaboration with the Development Study Forum (FKP), with the topic “Rental Low-Cost Flats (RUSUNAWA): Mandated Medicine that Needs Medicine ” on Wednesday (19/8/2020).
The webinar presents Joko Adianto, Ph.D., Adjunct Researcher at LD FEB UI as the Speaker; Dr. Paksi C.K. Walandouw, Deputy Head of Research LD FEB UI as the Host; and Endang Antarwati, M.S.E., Research Manager LD FEB UI as the moderator.
Joko Adianto explained that the most densely populated sub-district in 5 areas of DKI Jakarta are: Central Jakarta (Galur, Kampung Rawa, Karang Anyar), North Jakarta (Rawa Badak Selatan, Warakas, Semper Barat), East Jakarta (Kampung Melayu, Kayu Manis, Pisangan Baru), West Jakarta (Lelambar Baru, Kali Anyar, Kerendang), and South Jakarta (Grogol Selatan, Manggarai Selatan, and Pasar Manggis).
“The state is mandated to provide affordable housing for Low-Income Communities (MBR) according to Law No. 1/2011 on Housing and Settlement Areas. With a large population in big cities, such as DKI Jakarta, and due to the limited area of land, flats are a powerful remedy to fulfill this mandate,” explained Joko Adianto.
Rusunawa is a type of housing designated for MBR under the “Thousand Towers” national program. The MBR occupying a flat pay rent to the local government at an affordable price. The adoption of affordable rental rates is designed to reduce the expenses of low-income families, so that they can meet other basic needs and increase their financial capacity to buy more decent housing.
However, tenant arrears are high. This puts a strain on local government spending on building management and maintenance. “Consequently, the government needs to collaborate with management bodies, such as government agencies, legal entities, or public service agencies to carry out some of the maintenance or management functions of the apartment buildings, according to regulation of the minister of public housing (Permenpera) No.14 / 2007,” said Joko Adianto at the end of his presentation. (hjtp)