Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what is the number of People’s Association grassroots leaders who benefited from the MND Grassroots Organisation Scheme when obtaining their (i) HDB BTO flats and (ii) Executive Condominiums (EC) in each of the last five years; and (b) what is the total number of HDB BTO flats and ECs launched in each of the last five years which they were eligible to apply for.
Mr Edwin Tong Chun Fai: Under the MND Grassroots Organisation (GRO) Scheme, eligible grassroots leaders (GRLs) can apply for HDB BTO flats and ECs in constituencies within the Town Council boundary they serve in. GRLs are eligible after performing three years of continuous and active service at their GROs.
In the last five years, about 87,000 homes were launched for public sale. An average of 42 GRLs obtained their flats under the scheme each year.
As explained to this House in previous Sitting of Parliament, the number of GRLs who have obtained their flats under this scheme in each year accounts for approximately 0.1% of all GRLs.
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
3 October 2022