Priority Schemes
 

New Flats from HDB

In applying for an HDB flat, you may request to be considered under these schemes if you and all persons listed in the application meet the eligibility conditions:


All flat applications received by HDB are put through a computer ballot, and your queue position to select a flat is drawn in a random manner. While the priority scheme will enhance your chances in the ballot, it does not assure you of a favourable queue position. This is especially so in situations where the demand is much higher than the supply.


DBSS Flats from Developers

For DBSS projects, developers are required to give priority to the following group of applicants
  • Married Child Priority (MCP) Scheme
  • Third-Child Priority (TCP) Scheme

The developers of DBSS projects have the flexibility in administering these priority schemes. The quota of DBSS flats for these schemes will be available during the initial project launch. For details, you may check with the developers during the launch.


Executive Condominium (EC) from Developers

Priority Schemes are not applicable for the buying for EC.





Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS)

The Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) helps first-timer married couples with children to buy their first home. Under the PPS, up to 30% of the BTO flat supply* and 50% of the SBF flats* will be set aside.

You will be accorded the PPS if you meet the following conditions:
  • You are a first-timer married couple; and
  • You have at least one child (natural offspring from the lawful marriage or legally adopted) who is a Singapore Citizen and age below 16 years old or you are expecting your first child who is a Singapore Citizen at the point of your BTO/SBF application

You can apply for other priority schemes like the Third Child Priority Scheme (TCP), Married Child Priority Scheme (MCPS), Multi-Generation Priority Scheme (MGPS) if you meet the conditions.

For example, a married couple with three children, who have applied under the TCP, will be balloted together with other TCP applications first. If their application is not successful under the TCP, it will be balloted again under the PPS.

* For the 2-room Flexi flats, the above quota will be applied onto the flat supply for the non-elderly applicants.






Multi-Generation Priority Scheme (MGPS)


The Multi-Generation Priority Scheme (MGPS) encourages families to stay close to each other in Build-To-Order (BTO) projects where 2-room Flexi flats are integrated with other flat types. From September 2013 BTO exercise onwards, the parents may apply for a 3-room flat and enjoy the priority under the MGPS.

Up to 15% of the 2-room Flexi or 3-room flat supply in the project (minimum of 20 units each) and the corresponding number of 2-room Flexi and bigger flats are set aside for offer to MGPS applicants.

Under the MGPS, parents applying for an 2-room Flexi or 3-room flat must submit a joint application with their married child applying for a 2-room Flexi or bigger flat type. They will have the opportunity of choosing flats on the same floor or elsewhere in the same project, from the pool of pre-identified flats.

Each MGPS application will be issued three queue numbers, one under the MGPS and two under the Public Scheme. Under the MGPS, parents and married child will receive one queue number for their combined application. Under the Public Scheme, the queue number will be based on the respective household status of the parents and married child. Depending on the shortlisting results, applicants can decide whether to book under MGPS or as a public applicant.





Married Child Priority Scheme (MCPS)

This scheme encourages married children and parents to reside together, or within the same estate or neighbouring estate to foster care of aged parents. From November 2014 sales launch onwards, the scheme has been enhanced to set aside up to 30% of the public flat supply for first-timer families, and up to 15% for second-timer families:

Household Types
BTO Exercise
Sale of Balance Flats Exercise^
Non-Mature Estates*
Mature Estates (All Flat Types)
2-room Flexi
3-room
4-/5-room
First-Timer Families
5%
30%
30%
30%
30%
Second-Timer Families
15%
15%
10%
3%
3%
For the 2-room Flexi flats, the above quotas will be applied onto the flat supply for the non-elderly applicants.

Note: *Within the quota, first priority will be given to (a) applicants who apply for a flat to live together with parents/married children; and (b) parents who own a flat in the mature estates and apply for a flat in the non-mature estates to live near married children
^Within the quota, first priority will be given to applicants who apply for a flat to live together with parents/ married children

First Priority

Applicants who are eligible for first priority will be shortlisted ahead of other MCPS applicants within the quota. Any remaining quota after all such applicants have been shortlisted will be given to other MCPS applicants who do not qualify for first priority.

Courting couples applying for a flat under the Fiancé/Fiancée (FS) Scheme are also eligible for this scheme.


For the sale of DBSS flats, developers will have the flexibility in applying the different priority schemes. The priority scheme will be available during the initial project launch.

You may request to be considered for this scheme if at least one of the parents/married child is a Singapore Permanent Resident or Singapore Citizen and
  • they are owners or occupiers of an HDB flat located within the same town or within two kilometres of the flat that you are applying for; or
  • they are tenants or occupiers of a flat rented from the HDB located within the same town or within two kilometres of the flat that you are applying for; or
  • they own and occupy a private property located within the same town or within two kilometres of the flat that you are applying for; or
  • they are included in your flat application to live together with you.

5-Year Occupation Period


If you book an apartment under the MCPS (near parents/married child), your parents or married child have to live in the same estate or within two kilometres from the flat for a period of five years. This period of five years starts from the date of your taking possession of the new flat.

If you book an apartment under the MCPS (with parents/married child), your parents or married child have to live in the same flat for a period of five years. This period of five years starts from the date of your taking possession of the new flat.



Third-Child Priority (TCP) Scheme

The TCP Scheme is meant to encourage families to have more than two children. Up to 5% of the available flat supply is set aside for offer to TCP applicants. If you are eligible to apply for the TCP Scheme, your application will be included in a first round of ballot with other TCP applicants.

For the sale of DBSS flats, developers will have the flexibility in applying this priority scheme. It will be available during the initial project launch.

To qualify for the TCP Scheme, you must meet all these conditions:
  • either you or your spouse must be a Singapore Citizen
  • your family must have at least three children (natural offspring from the lawful marriage or legally adopted)
  • your third child must be a Singapore Citizen born on or after 1 Jan 1987
  • your other children must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • you must not have previously buy/sell a flat under the TCP Scheme

If you are not successful in the first round of ballot, your application will be included in a second round of ballot with other public applicants.




Assistance Scheme for Second-Timers (Divorced/Widowed Parents) [ASSIST]

To help second-timers who are right-sizing, 30% of the 2-room Flexi* and 3-room BTO flats in non-mature estates are set aside for second-timers. Under the scheme, out of the quota of 30% of the public flat supply set aside for second-timers, 5% will be set aside for divorced or widowed persons with children below 16 years old, with the balance 25% set aside for other second-timers.

To apply for ASSIST, you will have to meet the following:
  • You have at least one child (natural offspring from the lawful marriage or legally adopted) aged below 16 years old at the point of your BTO application
  • You must not have owned or disposed of a flat or private residential property after the date of divorce/separation or demise of spouse.

* For the 2-room Flexi flats, the above quota will be applied onto the flat supply for the non-elderly applicants.




Tenants Priority Scheme (TPS)

To help tenants of rental flats own homes, eligible tenants who apply for a 2-room Flexi or 3-room flat under the TPS in the Build-To-Order or Sale of Balance Flats Exercise will get to enjoy a 10% allocation quota on the flat supply which is shared with other applicants who apply under the Resettlement, Relocation and Selective En-Bloc Redevelopment Scheme.

To qualify for the Tenants Priority Scheme, you must meet these conditions:
  • you must be first-timer buyers
  • you must have been living in a flat rented from the HDB for a minimum of two years
  • your average gross monthly household income must not exceed the prevailing income ceiling for the flat you are buying




Senior Priority Scheme (SPS)

HDB will set aside 40% of the public flat supply of 2-room Flexi flats offered under BTO and SBF exercises for elderly. To ensure greater success for the elderly who wish to age-in-place in a familiar environment or live near their parents/married child, half (20%) will be set aside for eligible elderly under SPS. You may request to be considered for SPS if you meet the following conditions:

    (i) At least one of the parents/married child is a Singapore Permanent Resident or Singapore Citizen and
        • they are owners or occupiers of an HDB flat located within the same town or within two kilometres of the flat that you are applying for; or
        • they are tenants or occupiers of a flat rented from the HDB located within the same town or within two kilometres of the flat that you are applying for; or
        • they own and occupy a private property located within the same town or within two kilometres of the flat that you are applying for; or
        • they are included in your flat application to live together with you.

Or
    (ii) You are applying for a 2-room Flexi flat that is:
        • located in the same town or estate as your current flat or private property which is owned and occupied by you
        • located within two kilometres from your existing flat or private property owned and occupied by you









Last Updated on 20 Aug 2015