From the November 2015 sales launch, the income ceiling for citizen households to purchase a new HDB flat was raised from $10,000 to $12,000. Correspondingly, the income ceiling for single Singaporeans to purchase a new flat from HDB was raised from $5,000 to $6,000.
2-room Flexi flats were introduced from the November 2015 sales launch in both 99-year and short-leases. First-timer and second-timer families, as well as first-timer singles, are offered the 99-year 2-room Flexi flats.
Elderly citizens aged 55 and above can choose the length of lease on their 2-room Flexi flat based on their age, needs, and preferences. They can take up a lease of between 15 and 45 years in five-year increments, as long as it covers them and their spouse up to the age of at least 95 years.