Singles

Understand the eligibility conditions, types of flats and CPF housing grants you may apply for if you are single, widowed or divorced, aged 35 and above, and are buying a flat on your own. You may also complete the questionnaire for a preliminary assessment.

If you are aged 55 and above and are looking to buy a short-lease 2-room Flexi flat or Community Care Apartment, please refer to the section on seniors.

If you intend to buy a new flat (3-room or bigger) or a resale flat with CPF Housing Grant (Families) with your parents, please refer to married couples and/ or parent(s) with child(ren).

If the information below does not apply to you [e.g. you are an unwed parent and would like to buy a flat with your child(ren)], please share your situation with us via our e-Feedback form. We will assess your request holistically based on the circumstances.

Singles

You are buying an HDB flat on your own.

You may apply for a 2-room Flexi flat from HDB or buy a resale flat on the open market.

Eligibility conditions

Criteria New Flats Resale Flats
Flat type 2-room Flexi flat in the non-mature estates

All flat types (excluding 3Gen flats) in any location

Note:

Up to 5-room if applying for CPF housing grants

Citizenship You must be a Singapore Citizen (SC)
Age At least 35 years old
  • 35 years old or above if unmarried or divorced
  • 21 years old or above if widowed or an orphan^

^ At least 1 of your deceased parents was an SC or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)

Monthly household income ceiling

2-room Flexi flat (99-year lease): $7,000

For short-lease 2-room Flexi flat, please refer to seniors.

No income ceiling

Note:

Income ceiling applies to qualify for CPF housing grants (excluding Proximity Housing Grant) and HDB housing loan.

Ownership/ interest in property in Singapore or overseas other than HDB flat

All applicants and occupiers listed in the flat application:

  • Must not own or have an interest in any local or overseas private property
  • Have not disposed of any private property in the last 30 months before the flat application

Private properties include but are not limited to houses, buildings, land, Executive Condominium (EC) units and privatised HUDC flats. You are deemed as having acquired interest in a private property which is:

  • Acquired by gift;
  • Inherited as a beneficiary under a will or from the Intestate Succession Act; or
  • Owned, acquired, or disposed of through nominees.

If you or any person listed in the flat application owns or has an interest in any local or overseas private residential property, you must dispose of the property within 6 months of the completion of the flat purchase.

Note:

If you own or have an interest in any local or overseas private residential property, you are not eligible for CPF housing grants (excluding Proximity Housing Grant) or an HDB housing loan.

Previous housing subsidies

Only first-timers may qualify.

If you have taken a housing subsidy, you are a second-timer and will not be eligible. A subsidised housing unit refers to:

  • A flat bought from HDB
  • An HDB resale flat bought on the open market with CPF housing grant
  • A Design Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flat bought from a property developer
  • An EC unit bought from a property developer
  • Other forms of housing subsidy (e.g., enjoyed benefits under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS), privatisation of HUDC estate, etc.)

Any previous housing subsidy taken does not affect the eligibility to buy a resale flat.

Note:

If you have taken any housing subsidies, you are not eligible to apply for CPF housing grants (excluding Proximity Housing Grant).

Ownership/ interest in HDB flat If you or any person listed in the application owns or has an interest in any HDB flat, you must dispose of the flat within 6 months of the completion of the flat purchase.
Additional amount payable

$15,000, incorporated into the price of the booked flat

Not applicable

CPF housing grants

Eligible buyers may apply for the following CPF housing grants for their flat purchase:

Eligible buyers may apply for the following CPF housing grants for their flat purchase:

Two or more singles

You are buying a flat with up to three other singles.

You may apply for a 2-room Flexi flat from HDB or buy a resale flat on the open market together with other single(s) as co-applicant(s).

If you are buying a flat with your sibling(s) who are orphans and single, refer to orphan siblings.

Eligibility conditions

Criteria New Flats Resale Flats
Flat type 2-room Flexi flat in the non-mature estates All flat types (excluding 3Gen flats)
Citizenship

You must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen (SC)
  • Include at least 1 other co-applicant who is an SC
Age At least 35 years old
  • 35 years old or above if single or divorced
  • 21 years old or above if widowed or an orphan
Monthly household income ceiling

2-room Flexi flat (99-year lease):

  • $7,000

For short-lease 2-room Flexi flat, please refer to seniors.

No income ceiling

Note:

Income ceiling applies to qualify for CPF housing grants (excluding Proximity Housing Grant) and HDB housing loan.

Ownership/ interest in property in Singapore or overseas other than HDB

All applicants and occupiers listed in the flat application:

  • Must not own or have an interest in any local or overseas private property
  • Have not disposed of any private property in the last 30 months before the flat application

Private properties include but are not limited to houses, buildings, land, Executive Condominium (EC) units and privatised HUDC flats. You are deemed as having acquired interest in a private property which is:

  • Acquired by gift;
  • Inherited as a beneficiary under a will or from the Intestate Succession Act; or
  • Owned, acquired, or disposed of through nominees.

If you or any person listed in the flat application owns or has an interest in any local or overseas private residential property, you must dispose of the property within 6 months of the completion of the flat purchase.

Note:

If you own or have an interest in any local or overseas private residential property, you are not eligible for CPF housing grants (excluding Proximity Housing Grant) or an HDB housing loan.

Previous housing subsidies

Only first-timers may qualify.

If you have taken a housing subsidy, you are a second-timer and will not be eligible. A subsidised housing unit refers to:

  • A flat bought from HDB
  • A resale flat bought on the open market with CPF housing grant
  • A Design Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flat bought from a property developer
  • An EC unit bought from a property developer
  • Other forms of housing subsidy (e.g. enjoyed benefits under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS), privatisation of HUDC estate, etc.)

Any previous housing subsidy taken does not affect the eligibility to buy a resale flat.

Note:

If you have taken any housing subsidies, you are not eligible to apply for CPF housing grants (excluding Proximity Housing Grant).

Ownership/ interest in HDB flat If you or any person listed in the application owns or has an interest in any HDB flat, you must dispose of the flat within 6 months of the completion of the flat purchase.
CPF housing grants

Eligible first-timers may apply for the following CPF housing grants for their flat purchase:

Eligible first-timers may apply for the following CPF housing grants for their flat purchase: