Brunei Darussalam - Housing

Since the mid-1970s, the government has supported an ongoing housing program through the National Development Plan to encourage and support homeownership for all citizens. As of 2000, interest-free home loans were available to all citizens (there was no pesronal income tax within the country either), however, this may change as the government reconsiders the sustainability of its oil-based economy. Through the Landless Indigenous Citizens Housing Scheme (LICS), the government has constructed at least eight housing project sites to offer affordable, modern housing to low-income residents. From 1972–1997, over 4,000 new homes were built through the LICS.

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