Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development in each of the past five years to date, what is (i) the average number of HDB units which are unoccupied and (ii) the percentage of completed HDB units which are unoccupied, based on definitions of property vacancies consistent with those of private residential properties as defined by URA.
Mr Desmond Lee: Over the past five years, the annual average number of unoccupied HDB units ranged from about 1,400 to 3,900. These units make up approximately 0.1% to 0.4% of completed flats. These details of vacant HDB flats were given in this House on 4 October 2021 and 13 September 2022, in response to the hon Member’s respective questions filed.
Ministry of National Development
20 October 2022