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Jakarta apartment projects give residents hope for housing

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 13, 2019   /  05:47 pm
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A man walks past a public cemetery on Feb. 20 with a building that is part of Jakarta's flagship housing project seen in the background. The apartment complex, Klapa Village in Pondok Kelapa, East Jakarta, is the first project launched under zero rupiah down payment housing scheme.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Many Jakarta residents struggle to get proper housing within the capital’s area of 662 square kilometers inhabited by 10 million people. Available land is scarce and property prices keep rising, making it challenging for people to purchase a place of their own. Edi Saputra, who lives in Buaran, East Jakarta, was seeking information on Wednesday on the availability of units at the Klapa Village apartment complex build by the Jakarta administration. The building is the first under a flagship program to offer property with no down payment, with which the city aims to address its housing backlog of 302,319 units. Edi said he wanted to move into the apartment building because of its accessible location and because it was near the houses of his relatives as well as the current house he rents. The housing program gives him and his family hope to own a place to live after they hav...