SINGAPORE -The Housing Board has expanded the scheme that caters to families waiting for their new flats to include divorcees, as well as couples that include someone who has previously enjoyed a housing subsidy.
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See below for the full press release from HDB:
PARENTHOOD PROVISIONAL HOUSING SCHEME TO BENEFIT MORE FAMILIES
Today, HDB announced three key changes to the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS). These changes will allow more families the option of temporarily renting a HDB flat at affordable rates, while they wait for their new flats to be ready. Eligible families will now also be able to move into their PPHS flats soon after applying.
Extension of PPHS to Benefit More Families
First, HDB will extend the PPHS to:
a) married couples, comprising a first-timer and a second-timer; and
b) divorced or widowed parents with children.
Previously, only married couples comprising two first-timers are eligible. The change will better cater to other families who are also in need of affordable temporary housing while waiting for their new flats to be completed.
Married couples will however continue to enjoy priority in selecting a PPHS flat. II Enhancements to Allow Faster Occupation 3. Second, all eligible families will now be able to apply for PPHS flats any time, without waiting for periodic launches.
They can do so via the HDB InfoWEB or e-kiosks at HDB Hub/Branches.
They will also now be able to apply once they have booked a new flat, without waiting for the signing of the Agreement for Lease, which could be up to a few months after.