Ethnic Integration Policy and SPR Quota
When buying an HDB resale flat, buyers need to ensure they are within the EIP proportion for the block/ neighbourhood, and if applicable, the SPR quota as well.
How the EIP and SPR work
The EIP proportion applies for any HDB resale flat. In addition, the SPR quota applies to non-Malaysian SPR households.
|Household’s Citizenship||Proportion and/ or Quota to Meet|
SC householdAt least 1 Singapore Citizen (SC) is listed as a buyer
Malaysian SPR householdAt least 1 Malaysian SPR is listed as a buyer, and no SC is listed as a buyer
Non-Malaysian SPR householdAll of the buyers are non-Malaysian SPRs, i.e. no SCs or Malaysian SPRs listed as buyers
|EIP and SPR|
You are considered as having fulfilled the EIP proportion or SPR quota under these circumstances:
- You are within the block/ neighbourhood’s limits in terms of your ethnic group and the SPR quota,
- You and the seller are of the same ethnic group and household citizenship type
Check your eligibility
You can use our e-Service to check if you are eligible to buy an HDB resale flat in a particular block or neighbourhood under the EIP and SPR quota.
Note: The ethnic proportions and SPR quota are updated on the 1st of every month, and will apply to all completed* resale applications received during that month.
* A resale application is deemed as complete only when HDB receives both the buyers’ and sellers’ portion of the resale application.
About the EIP
The EIP is in place to preserve Singapore’s multi-cultural identity and promote racial integration and harmony. It ensures that there is a balanced mix of the various ethnic communities in HDB towns. The EIP proportion set for a block/ neighbourhood is based on the ethnic make-up of Singapore.
About the SPR quota
Non-Malaysian SPR households applying to buy an HDB resale flat need to be within the SPR quota for the block/ neighbourhood. The SPR quota ensures that SPR families can better integrate into the local community. Malaysians are excluded from this quota because of their close cultural and historical similarities with Singaporeans.
SPR Quota for Non-Malaysian SPR Households