Community Care Apartments

The new Community Care Apartment is a joint offering by MND, MOH and HDB and aims to expand the continuum of housing options for seniors today. It integrates senior-friendly housing with care services that can be scaled according to care needs and social activities to support seniors to age independently in their silver years within the community. The first Community Care Apartments will be located in Bukit Batok.

You can check out the video below for an introduction to the Community Care Apartments and its service offerings. Information on the eligibility criteria, purchase process, and conditions after purchase can also be found on this page.

 

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Pilot Project at Bukit Batok

Located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 9, the Community Care Apartments will be well-connected to recreational facilities, eateries, public transportation, healthcare and other amenities to enable residents to access everything they need within easy reach.

Location Map

CCA Location Map

Within the development, residents will have access to an activity centre, strolling paths, a community garden and fitness stations to keep a healthy and active lifestyle. There will also be a hawker centre integrated within the development to provide residents with a variety of food options.

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To meet the healthcare needs of residents, the Bukit Batok Polyclinic and Bukit Batok Care Home are also located in the vicinity. Other amenities such as the Bukit Batok MRT Station, shopping centres, and a wet market are easily accessible by bus.

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Design Features

The Community Care Apartments are designed to support seniors to live independently, while preparing for their future care needs. Each unit will have an open layout with an internal floor area of 32 square metres (total floor area of 34 square metres, inclusive of air-con ledge).

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Each unit will come with pre-installed fittings and senior-friendly design features, including:

  • Wide wheelchair-friendly main door, with a built-in bench beside the entrance

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  • Large wheelchair-accessible bathroom with slip-resistant flooring and grab bars

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  • Built-in wardrobe and cabinets for storage
  • Furnished kitchen for meal preparation

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  • Easy-to-slide partitions that can separate the living and bedroom spaces for more privacy

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The Community Care Apartment blocks will also feature furnished communal spaces on every floor for residents to catch up with their neighbours, share meals, or engage in social activities.

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Basic and Optional Services

Basic Service Package

All residents will have to subscribe to the Basic Service Package. With this package, residents will enjoy the following services:

  • Care and support services
  • Simple home fixes
  • Activities at the communal spaces
  • Basic health checks
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Key card access to individual flats

Residents will also enjoy the following:

  • Access to wellness and social activities at the activity centre located within the same block
  • Access to a community gym at Bukit Batok Care Home
  • Priority admission to Bukit Batok Care Home

Optional Services

Residents can choose to add on optional care services depending on their care needs, at an additional cost. These include:

  • Shared caregiving service, for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as moving around, transferring (e.g. moving from bed to wheelchair), washing, dressing, eating and using the toilet), as well as medical reminders and assistance with simple errands.
  • Social Day Care
  • Housekeeping service
  • Meal service (delivered to home)
  • Home Personal Care (HPC) service
  • Laundry service
  • Medical Escort and Transport (MET) service

Pricing

The Community Care Apartments are priced based on the lease tenure. Seniors have the flexibility to take up a lease ranging from 15 to 35 years (in 5-year increments), as long as it covers the applicant and spouse (if any) until the age of 95 years.

The total payment for Community Care Apartments comprises the flat price, and the cost of the Basic Service Package (if no Optional Services are selected):

S/N Component Mode of Payment
1 Flat Price
Paid fully upfront by cash and/or CPF
2 Basic Service Package Either paid fully upfront in cash or partial upfront cash payment with monthly fee throughout the lease term

You are encouraged to check your ability to buy a Community Care Apartment through our financial calculator. If you require further assistance to review your financial ability prior to the purchase, you may make an appointment with us by calling 1800-866-3066 (Weekdays, 8am to 5pm).

Indicative Prices*

Lease Tenure Flat Price# Basic Service Package Total
OPTION 1

Full Upfront Payment^

OPTION 2

Partial Upfront Payment
+
$50^^ a Month Throughout Flat Lease

OPTION 1

Flat Price and Full Upfront Payment

OPTION 2

Flat Price and Partial Upfront Payment
+
$50^^ a Month Throughout Flat Lease

(a) (b) (c) (a)+(b) (a)+(c)
15 years $40,000 $22,000 $13,000 $62,000 $53,000
20 years $48,000 $29,000 $18,000 $77,000 $66,000
25 years $55,000 $39,000 $26,000 $94,000 $81,000
30 years $60,000 $47,000 $32,000 $107,000 $92,000
35 years $65,000 $59,000 $42,000 $124,000 $107,000

* Only an estimate for the project at Bukit Batok. Actual prices may vary based on the actual design and market conditions at the time of launch.
# Buyers will also need to pay stamp, legal and other fees for the flat purchase, which amount to around 2% of the flat price. Additional payment may apply for different groups of buyers.
^ Full upfront payment option (payable in cash) will not be subject to further fee adjustment within lease term.
^^ Monthly fees (through GIRO) will be reviewed periodically. Any increases will be capped within 5% every five years.

Charges for Optional Services

Services Indicative price
(before Government subsidies)

Shared Caregiving Service* $950 per month
Shared Caregiving Service (with feeding services)* $1,950 per month
Social Day Care* $50 per day
Housekeeping $20 per hour
Meal services (delivered to home)* $5 – $7 per meal
Home Personal Care (HPC)* $20 – $31 per hour
Laundry $20 – $40 per load
Medical Escort & Transport (MET)* $50 – $90 per hour

* A means-tested subsidy, based on household income, of up to 80% is available. You may refer to go.gov.sg/subsidies-iltc for more information.

Eligibility Conditions

You can apply for a Community Care Apartment if you meet these eligibility conditions:

Eligible Applicant/Family nucleus

You can apply for a Community Care Apartment as a couple, a family, a single, or together with unmarried siblings or other singles under one of our eligibility schemes listed below:

  • Public Scheme
  • Fiancé/Fiancée Scheme
  • Orphans Scheme
  • Single Singapore Citizen Scheme
  • Non-Citizen Spouse Scheme
  • Joint Singles Scheme
Citizenship
  • At least 1 Singapore Citizen applicant
  • At least 1 other Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident when applying under these schemes:
    • Public Scheme
    • Fiancé/Fiancée Scheme
    • Orphans Scheme
  • Spouse is not a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident when applying under the Non-Citizen Spouse Scheme
  • All applicants (maximum of 4) must be Singapore Citizens, when applying under the Joint Singles Scheme
Age
  • You, your spouse and all applicants must be at least 65 years old at the time of application
  • The allowable lease period will be based on the age of the youngest applicant/spouse at the time of flat application
  • The chosen lease must be able to last you, your spouse and all applicants until at least age 95
  • The selection of lease period will be made during your flat selection appointment
Income ceiling Your average gross monthly household income cannot exceed $14,000
Previous Purchase Those who have previously enjoyed two housing subsidies and have bought a Studio Apartment or short-lease 2-room Flexi flat are not eligible.
Property
ownership

You, your spouse and all listed in the application who own a private property either locally or overseas or an HDB flat must dispose of the property within 6 months from the date of taking possession of the Community Care Apartment.
Loan for purchase You will have to pay for the flat purchase with cash or CPF savings, or both.

Notes:

Additional Payment by Different Groups of Buyers

Find out if you need to make an additional payment on top of the flat price.

First-timers

You will be considered as a first-timer if you and any of the listed applicant(s) and essential occupiers:

  • Do not own or have not sold a flat bought from HDB, or a DBSS flat/ Executive Condominium (EC) unit bought from a developer
  • Have not received any CPF Housing Grant for the purchase of an HDB resale flat; or
  • Have not taken any form of housing subsidy (e.g. benefitted under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) or HUDC estate privatisation).
Buyer groups Additional Amount Payable
(included in flat price)
Families with more than one Singapore Citizen
N.A.
Families with one Singapore Citizen and Singapore Permanent Residents
$10,000, adjusted according to the lease chosen
Singles and applicants with non-citizen spouse with average gross monthly household income up to $7,000
$15,000, adjusted according to the lease chosen
Singles (including joint singles applicants) and applicants with non-citizen spouse with average gross monthly household income more than $7,000 and up to $14,000
$30,000, adjusted according to the lease chosen
Families or singles (including joint singles applicants) or applicants with non-citizen spouse who own a private property or have disposed of one within 30 months from flat application date
$30,000, adjusted according to the lease chosen

Second-timers and Applicants who have enjoyed 2 housing subsidies

You will be considered a second-timer if you and any of the listed applicant(s) and essential occupiers:

  • Have owned or sold an HDB flat bought from HDB, or a DBSS flat/ EC unit bought from a developer, or a resale flat bought with the CPF Housing Grant or
  • Have taken some form of housing subsidy (e.g. benefitted under the Selective En bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) or HUDC estate privatisation).

You will be considered to have enjoyed 2 housing subsidies if you and any of the listed applicant(s) and the essential occupiers have owned or sold 2 or more subsidised flats.

Buyer groups Additional Amount Payable
(to be paid in cash)
Second-timer families
Lower of resale levy payable or $30,000, adjusted according to the lease chosen
Second-timer singles (including joint singles applicants) and applicants with non-citizen spouse $30,000, adjusted according to the lease chosen
Families or singles (including joint singles applicants) or applicants with non-citizen spouse who own a private property or have disposed of one within 30 months from flat application date $30,000, adjusted according to the lease chosen
Families or singles (including joint singles applicants) or applicants with non-citizen spouse who have enjoyed two housing subsidies $30,000, adjusted according to the lease chosen

Priority for those with care needs

We recognise that seniors with care needs are more likely to require the support available in the Community Care Apartments. You will qualify for priority flat allocation if at least one applicant or essential occupier in your household requires permanent assistance with his/her Activities of Daily Living (ADL).

This means always requiring some assistance with any of the activities below:

  • Washing/ showering
  • Going to the toilet
  • Getting dressed
  • Eating
  • Walking/ moving around
  • Transferring (e.g. moving from bed to a chair or wheelchair and vice versa)

Priority will be given in the following order:

  • Households where at least one applicant or essential occupier has permanent moderate disability (i.e. require assistance with at least three of the ADLs)
  • Households where at least one applicant or essential occupier has permanent mild disability (i.e. require assistance with at least one of the ADLs).
Some units will be set aside for seniors who require priority, and details will be provided in the press release for the sales launch.

 

To apply for priority, you are required to:

  1. Indicate your application for priority in the online application form
  2. Submit a disability assessment to mohh.cca@mohh.com.sg before the flat application period closes

You are strongly encouraged to obtain a disability assessment prior to the sales launch, so that there is no delay in your application. Your application for priority will not be considered if MOHH does not receive your disability assessment before the flat application period closes.

 

How to obtain a disability assessment

You may obtain the disability assessment by visiting a General Practitioner or arrange with your care provider to complete a Functional Assessment Report (FAR). The cost of an assessment may vary. Please contact your preferred doctor for more information.

You do not need to obtain the disability assessment if:

  • You have submitted your disability status to the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) prior to 31 December 2020 and there is no change to your disability status.
  • You are a current recipient of any of the following AIC schemes:
  1. Home Caregiving Grant (HCG)
  2. Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PDGAS)
  3. Eldershield
  4. Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) administered by AIC

Joint balloting for mutual care and support

You can choose to jointly ballot with a friend or family member who is also applying for a Community Care Apartment. If both parties are successfully balloted, you can book your flats together.

To apply for joint balloting, you and your friend or family member must take the following steps:

  1. Agree to pair up your flat applications.
  2. The first household submits the online flat application as per normal.
  3. Then, the second household will indicate in their flat application that they are applying for joint balloting, and provide the registration number of the first household.

Purchase Process

Like other sales launches, you may submit a flat application online during the application period. The key stages are as follows:

Key stages Estimated timeline Payment required Payment via
Submitting online flat application Within 1 week from announcement of sales launch $10
  • Credit card (Visa/Master Card)
  • Mobile apps supporting QR payments
Notification of results About 5 weeks from the close of the application period N.A. N.A.
Booking of flat & signing of Basic Service Package Agreement
About 2 to 3 weeks from the notification of results $500 (forms part of downpayment) NETS
Signing of Agreement for Lease About 4 months after booking of flat
  • Stamp duty
  • Legal fees
  • 10%* downpayment
  • Cashier’s Order
  • CPF
Collection of keys About 3 years after signing of Agreement for Lease Balance of the flat purchase^
  • Cashier’s Order
  • CPF
Upfront payment for the Basic Service Package

Cashier's order

* Buyers who are eligible for the Deferred Downpayment Scheme will be allowed to defer the payment of downpayment until key collection.
^ Buyers who are eligible for the Temporary Loan Scheme may apply for a temporary loan to pay for the flat purchase price, if they have an existing flat to be sold and the sale proceeds can be used to redeem the flat purchase price subsequently.

Conditions after Purchase

Disposal of existing flat

You must finalise the disposal of your existing flat or share in the existing flat within 6 months from the date of taking possession of the Community Care Apartment.

Disposal of existing private property

You must finalise the disposal of your existing private property or share in the existing private property within 6 months from the date of taking possession of the Community Care Apartment.

Return of Community Care Apartments

A Community Care Apartment cannot be sold in the open market. If you no longer wish to live in it or become ineligible to do so, the flat must be returned to HDB. We will then reimburse you the residual value of the balance lease based on straight-line depreciation.

Renting out of Community Care Apartments

You cannot rent out your bedroom or the whole flat.

Minimum Occupation Period (MOP)

As an owner or ex-owner of a Community Care Apartment, you must meet the 5-year time bar from the date you purchased the Community Care Apartment before you can apply for a new subsidised flat. These include:

  • Flat bought from HDB
  • Flat bought under the Sale of Flats to Sitting Tenants Scheme
  • DBSS flat from the developers
  • EC unit from the developers
  • Resale flat bought with CPF Housing Grant Scheme

Interest in private property

All owners and occupiers listed in a Community Care Apartment can only invest in private residential property after the 5-year MOP. If you purchase a private property after the 5-year MOP, you will need to continue living in the Community Care Apartment.

Contact us

For further enquiries, the public may call the HDB Sales/Resale Customer Service Line at 1800 866 3066 (from 8.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays).