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You can rent a flat under the Public Rental Scheme as a family or a single. 


Eligibility Criteria

Family Scheme

  • You must be a Singapore Citizen (SC)
  • You must include at least another SC or a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) in your basic family nucleus.
  • Your family nucleus must comprise any of the following: 

    • You and your spouse
    • If single, you and your parents
    • If widowed/ divorced*, you and your children under your legal custody (care and control)
    • Fiancé and fiancée
    • If orphaned, you and your siblings (at least 1 parent was an SC or SPR)

    *If the care and control of your children under the age of 21 is shared with your ex-spouse, you must obtain his/her written agreement before you can list your children in a flat application.

    If you face difficulties in obtaining the agreement or have a question for us, please send us an email at

Joint Singles Scheme

  • You and your listed occupier must be SCs
  • Both of you must be single
  • Any of the following are considered as singles:
    • Unmarried and at least 35 years old
    • Divorced or legally separated from spouse, with legal documents, and at least 35 years old
    • Widowed or orphaned (at least 1 parent was an SC or SPR)

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You must be at least 21 years old at the time of application.

Income ceiling

Your total household gross income must not exceed $1,500 per month.

Existing HDB tenants/ essential occupiers

You and your listed occupiers cannot be existing tenants or essential occupiers of HDB flats.

Property ownership

You and your listed occupiers must not:

  • Own/ have an estate or interest in such a property at the point of application:

    • HDB flat or Design, Build & Sell Scheme flat

    • Local or overseas private property (house, building, or land), residential or otherwise

    • Executive Condominium


You may be barred from entry to the Public Rental Scheme because of past property ownership, if you are assessed to be able to afford a flat or have other housing options.

If you have previously owned a property, we will take into account the proceeds from the sale of your last property (HDB or private, locally or overseas, residential or otherwise) in assessing your housing budget.

An individual who has been barred under any rule, regulation, or policy by the government or us will not be eligible to:

  • Apply for a rental flat under the Public Rental Scheme
  • Be listed as an occupier in the application

Family support

You and your listed occupiers will not be eligible to rent an HDB flat if any of your children are:

  • Able to house you in their own homes
  • Financially able to provide other housing options for you
We will carry out an assessment to determine if you or any of the listed occupiers have other housing options or family support.