Helping Single Parent Households
We have measures to help different households with their housing needs, according to their circumstances. This includes households headed by single parents who are divorced, widowed or unmarried.
For single parents who face changes in housing arrangements following a divorce or the loss of their spouse, we help them in the following ways:
Unmarried parents who require housing assistance can approach HDB, and we will assess each request holistically, based on their individual circumstances. Our key consideration is to ensure that their children have a stable home to grow up in and a good start in life.
We will exercise flexibility in allowing unmarried parents aged 21 and above to buy up to a 3-room flat in a non-mature estate from HDB, or a resale flat. Those who cannot afford to buy a flat may be considered for public rental flats.
Beyond providing housing options, HDB also works with social service agencies to help unmarried parents who require further assistance such as employment support, financial assistance, and counselling.