Multi-Generational families living in Singapore will now get the chance to live near each other, assured by the Housing Board. The board will set aside flats for parents who wish to stay close with their married children.
As announced by HDB, up to 30% of the BTO or Build-to-Order flats will directly be allotted to first timer families, as well as SBF or Sale of Balance Flats. For second-timer families, up to 15% of flats will be allotted to them. This step is made to meet the requirements set by the Married Child Priority Scheme.
Priority will be given to parents who are currently living in a mature property and wish to request for a build-to-order flat positioned close to their married children. Same priority will also be given to applicants who live in one roof (married children and parents).
Before this scheme, families who wish to live near or with each other are given an extra ballot for a chance to get a new flat under this scheme. The shift from chance-based to quota-based will be implemented in the coming week at the SBF and BTO exercises.
In every exercise, it was noted that about one quarter of flat bookings are scheme applicants. This shifting will definitely offer the board high chances of success.
In the coming weeks, HDB will put up 3,000 SBF flats and 4,277 BTO flats in Sengkang, Tampines, Sembawang and Yishun.