• How is HDB helping couples to get their Build-To-Order (BTO) flats sooner?

    The waiting time for a project will depend on its individual attributes (e.g. number of units, design, site conditions and constraints). The average waiting time of a BTO project is about 4 to 5 years.

    Measures to shorten waiting time

    To reduce the waiting time for couples buying their first homes, we have introduced several measures over the years:

    • In 2017, we advanced the construction of selected BTO projects, about one year ahead of their launches. The first batch of about 1,000 BTO flats with shorter waiting time was launched in the 2nd half of 2018, in Sembawang, Sengkang, and Yishun. Buyers can expect to get their flat in less than 3 years from flat selection.
    • We have also adopted various productivity measures, such as the use of precast technology to expedite construction and maintain quality standards.

    Those who are in urgent housing need can consider applying for balance flats under the Sale of Balance Flats exercises or Open Booking of Flats, or for temporary housing under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS).