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The Housing & Development Board (HDB) is Singapore's public housing authority. We plan and develop Singapore's housing estates; building homes and transforming towns to create a quality living environment for all. We provide various commercial, recreational, and social amenities in our towns for our residents’ convenience.
Established on 1 February 1960 during our nation’s housing crisis, we were tasked with providing sanitary living conditions to replace the prevalent unhygienic slums and crowded squatter settlements. We delivered, and built 21,000 flats in less than 3 years. By 1965, within a decade of our formation, we had built 54,000 flats.
Singapore's public housing has housed an entire nation – today, more than 1 million flats have been completed in 23 towns and 3 estates across the island. HDB flats spell home for 80% of Singapore's resident population, of which about 90% own their home.
For over 50 years, we have provided quality and affordable public housing for generations of Singaporeans, and we are proud to continue doing so.
HDB flats are one of the most recognised aspects of Singapore living. Explore HDB’s history, policies and programmes, and developments that provide Singaporeans with quality homes and living environments.
Our Vision, Mission, and Values guide the directions of our organisation and staff.
Learn more about HDB's role in providing affordable and quality homes.
Set up in 1960, we were tasked to solve Singapore’s public housing because of the prevalence of unsanitary living conditions. By 1965, we had built 54,000 flats and within 10 years of our formation, solved the housing crisis. Find out how we did it.
Explore how we plan to design homes that enable you to Live Well, Live Green, and Live Connected.
Take a look at our past logos and see how they have evolved to the one that currently represents our organisation.
See how we are structured and learn more about our management team.
These awards and achievements bear testament to our dedication towards excellence in the quality of our buildings and service. They inspire us in our vision of fulfilling aspirations for homes and communities that you are proud of.
Find out how we seek to achieve continuous improvements in productivity, quality, and safety for the industry.
Looking to embark on a fulfilling career that challenges and rewards you? Look no further. When you work with us, you will have many opportunities for growth in our dynamic organisation.
At HDB, our people are our most valuable asset. We offer various scholarships and internship opportunities for those who are keen on helping to make our nation’s public housing a greater success. Join us in defining the future of public housing, and realise your visions and dreams for our community.
Keep up with our latest happenings and find out more about life in the HDB heartlands. Read about how we constantly innovate to enrich our towns and housing landscape for our residents. You can also find our financial statements and annual reports here.