1,150 families to benefit from new rental housing scheme

1,150 families to benefit from new rental housing scheme

SINGAPORE - HDB has launched 1,150 flats for application under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS).

The PPHS is a new rental housing scheme to support marriage and parenthood. It provides an affordable housing option for first-timer married couples with children who need temporary housing while waiting for the completion of their new HDB flats.

Rental flats in four locations

The 1,150 PPHS flats are located in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok South, Boon Lay Drive and Dover Road. They are primarily vacated Selective En-bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) flats that are not immediately needed for land redevelopment.

The flats are unfurnished, but are retrofitted with basic fittings. HDB is carrying out the retrofitting works and the flats will be ready for occupation from mid-2013.

Eligibility Conditions

To be eligible to rent a PPHS flat, applicants must:

a) have signed the Agreement for Lease of an uncompleted flat offered under the HDB Build-To-Order (BTO) or Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) Exercise

b) form a first-timer Singapore Citizen (SC) household in the BTO/SBF application, with at least one SC child who is below the age of 16 at the point of the application for the PPHS or the BTO/SBF flat

c) not be owners of an existing HDB flat, except if they are co-owners of the existing flat with other family members and undertake to relinquish their ownership in the existing flat within 6 months after taking possession of the PPHS flat.

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