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Policies & Updates

From time to time, we update our policies to ensure they remain relevant and continue to meet your housing needs.

Raising Income Ceilings

The income ceilings to purchase new HDB flats have been increased so that more that Singaporeans can have the option to buy a subsidised flat.

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.

More information on the eligibility conditions to purchase a new HDB flat.

Raising Income Ceiling and Quantum for Special CPF Housing Grant

The income ceilings and quantum for the Special CPF Housing Grant (SHG) has been raised to further help lower-income and middle-income households purchase their first home.

From the November 2015 Sales launch,

  • The maximum SHG amount was doubled from $20,000 to $40,000

  • The income ceiling for the SHG was raised from $6,500 to $8,500

The SHG income ceiling for singles purchasing a 2-room Build-To-Order or Sale of Balance flat in a non-mature estate under the Single Singapore Citizen scheme, was also raised from $3,250 to $4,250.

2-room Flexi Flat Scheme

The 2-room Flexi Scheme merged and replaced the 2-room flat and Studio Apartment schemes to better cater to the diverse housing needs of families, singles and elderly.

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.

More information on 2-room Flexi Flat