Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development over the last five years (a) what is the number of single parents who have been granted the Proximity Housing Grant for families; and (b) of these, what is the number of single parents who are (i) divorced or widowed and (ii) unmarried.
Mr Desmond Lee: The Proximity Housing Grant (PHG) was introduced in August 2015 to encourage Singaporeans to live with or close to their parents or children for mutual care and support. All eligible resale flat buyers can receive the PHG once, regardless of the number of housing subsidies they have enjoyed, their household income or if they have owned a private property. Eligible families and singles who buy a resale flat to live with or near their parents or married child can receive a PHG for families and PHG for singles respectively.
From 2017 to 2021, 2,034 single parents received the PHG for families, of whom 2,029 were divorced or widowed, and five were unmarried.
Ministry of National Development
15 February 2022