More housing support for unwed parents

SINGAPORE: Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong announced on Wednesday (Mar 4) several measures meant to make housing more accessible to more Singaporeans.

Here is one pf the measures announced by Mr Wong during the Committee of Supply debate:HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNWED PARENTS

Unwed parents above the age of 35 can purchase a two-room Flexi flat in non-mature estates or a resale flat if they are eligible.

Previously, unwed parents between the ages of 21 and 35 have been allowed to do this, on a case-by-case basis.

Unwed parents over the age of 21 can now also buy a three-room flat in a non-mature estate from HDB, compared to a two-room flat previously.

Unmarried parents can also continue to request to buy a resale flat. Those who cannot afford to buy a flat will be considered for a public rental flat.

“Unwed parents who approach HDB for housing assistance will not be turned away,” said Mr Wong.

“We are committed to supporting the efforts of our vulnerable groups, such as unwed parents, to ensure that their children have a stable home to grow up in, and a good start in life.”


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