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, and opens for online application in the February 2021 Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise. Please check out the video below for an introduction to the Community Care Apartments and its service offerings. If you are looking to buy a Community Care Apartment or want to know whether it is suitable for your needs, please also familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, purchase process and conditions after purchase on this page.
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.
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.
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.
You can visit the Community Care Apartments exhibition to view the scaled physical models of the Community Care Apartments.
The exhibition is located at HDB Hub, Atrium 1st storey, and it is open on weekdays from 14 Dec 2020 to 31 Mar 2021, excluding Public Holidays. A life-sized replica of the Community Care Apartment and communal space will also be available from 4 January 2021.
As part of the current Safe Management Measures at the HDB Hub, you will need to make an appointment before visiting the exhibition.
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).
Each unit will come with pre-installed fittings and senior-friendly design features, including:
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.
All residents will have to subscribe to the Basic Service Package. With this package, residents will enjoy the following services:
Residents will also enjoy the following:
Residents can choose to add on optional care services depending on their care needs, at an additional cost. These include:
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):
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).
Full Upfront Payment^
Partial Upfront Payment
$50^^ a Month Throughout Flat Lease
Flat Price and Full Upfront Payment
Flat Price and Partial Upfront Payment
$50^^ a Month Throughout Flat Lease
* 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.
* 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.
You can apply for a Community Care Apartment if you meet these eligibility conditions:
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:
Find out if you need to make an additional payment on top of the flat price.
You will be considered as a first-timer if you and any of the listed applicant(s) and essential occupiers:
You will be considered a second-timer if you and any of the listed applicant(s) and essential occupiers:
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.
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:
Priority will be given in the following order:
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.
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 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:
More details will be provided in the application form to guide you with the application for joint balloting.
Like other sales launches, you may submit a flat application online during the application period. The key stages are as follows:
* 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.
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.
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.
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.
You cannot rent out your bedroom or the whole flat.
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:
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.