The lack of funding recently caused the construction of 221 social housing projects around the country to be delayed or scrapped.
The report said so far 249 social housing projects with 104,200 units have been built and another 263 with 215,800 units are being developed.
The supply of affordable apartments costing around VND1 billion in major cities is dwindling. Most of the smallest apartments available, measuring 45-50 square meters, now cost VND1.5 billion, data compiled by VnExpress shows.
Less than 22 percent of new supply in HCMC between 2016 and the first half of 2020 was in the affordable segment, indicating the shortage, the Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association said in a recent report.