Portal Rasmi Pejabat Pengarah Tanah dan Galian Pulau Pinang

State Policy

Hardcore Poverty Financial Assistance Programme

Initiated to ensure that Penang is free from hardcore poverty at all time


  • The Poverty Line Income (PLI) set by Penang State Government is at RM500 per family and RM100 per capita.
  • Financial assistance provided ensures that eligible hardcore poverty families regardless of their backgrounds earn a household income of at least RM500. E.g.: Family A with a household income of RM300 per month will be given financial assistance of RM200 by the State Government to ensure that the household income for Family A is at a minimum of RM500.
  • All State Departments and Agencies are involved in this program implementation
  • Validation and monitoring are done by committees coordinated by the State Economic Planning Unit and the District and Land Offices.


  • Number of families who receive monthly financial assistance: 755 families