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Eligibility Conditions for HDB Concessionary Housing Loan

HDB provides housing loans at concessionary interest rate to flat buyers, subject to HDB's credit assessment and prevailing mortgage loan criteria.

Since 1 January 2003, flat buyers who are not eligible for an HDB housing loan and require financing to buy a flat will have to take a mortgage loan from a bank/ financial institution that is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Flat buyers can apply for an HDB housing loan if you and your essential occupiers (if any) meet all of the following conditions:

have at least one buyer who is a Singapore citizen;
have an average gross monthly household income not exceeding:-
  • $12,000 for families*
  • $18,000 for extended families*
  • $6,000 for singles* buying a 5-room or smaller resale flat, or 2-room new flat in non-mature estate under Single Singapore Citizen (SSC) scheme

This will apply for HDB Loan Eligibility (HLE) applications from 24 Aug 2015 onwards for the following transaction type:
Transaction Type
Cut-Off Date
Purchase of new flatsSales exercises launched from Sep 2015 onwards
Purchase of resale flatsResale application received from 24 Aug 2015
Purchase of DBSS flatsOTP granted by developer from 24 Aug 2015
Transfer of flat ownershipTransfer application received from 24 Aug 2015

  • If the applicants and occupiers are unemployed for fewer than 3 months, the average income will be computed based on the number of actual months he/she has worked
have not previously taken two or more HDB concessionary interest rate loans;
do not own any private residential property^;
have not disposed of any private residential property^ within 30 months before the date of application for HDB Loan Eligibility (HLE);
have taken one HDB concessionary interest rate loan and last owned property is not a private residential property^;
do not own more than one market/ hawker stalls or commercial/ industrial property;
if own one market/ hawker stall or commercial/ industrial property, must be operating the business yourself with no other sources of income;

The actual HDB housing loan that you can take is dependent on credit assessment, loan ceiling, remaining lease of the flat you are buying and the related conditions for the intended flat purchase.

^ Private residential property (in Singapore or overseas) includes but not limited to:
    • HUDC flats (Privatised and Non-Privatised)
    • Properties acquired by gift
    • Properties inherited as beneficiaries under a will or as a result of the Intestate Succession Act
    • Private properties
    • Properties owned/acquired/disposed through nominees regardless of properties location

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Last Updated on 24 Aug 2015