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 contact us via our www.hdb.gov.sg/efeedback.

    If you are an unmarried parent and would like to apply for a flat from HDB, please contact us via our www.hdb.gov.sg/efeedback. We will contact you soon after to understand more about your circumstances. 

Joint Singles Scheme

  • You and your listed occupier must be SCs
  • Both of you must be single
  • Any of the following is 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)
    Pilot Joint Singles Scheme Operator-Run Model (JSS-OR)
    We will be piloting the JSS-OR model as an option for eligible singles, to assist applicants who are facing difficulty in finding a flatmate. Under this new model, singles can now apply for a public rental flat without the need for a flatmate at the application stage as the operator will manage the flat-sharing arrangements and find a flatmate for the applicant. More details will be provided in the 4th quarter of 2021.
    For more information on the announcement of the JSS-OR model, click here.

Have a question for us? Please contact us via our www.hdb.gov.sg/efeedback.


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

Income guideline

In general, your total household gross income should not exceed $1,500 per month. If your monthly household income is more than $1,500, you can still submit an application. We will review your application, taking into consideration whether you have other housing options.

Existing HDB tenants/ essential occupiers

You and your listed occupiers should not be existing tenants or essential occupiers of an HDB flat.

Property ownership

You and your listed occupiers should 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

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 may 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 is:

  • Able to house you in their home
  • 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.