Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for National Development in each of the last five years (a) how many requests to waive the non-citizen quota for renting out HDB flats are received; (b) how many of such requests are granted; and (c) which town has the highest number of requests.
Mr Desmond Lee: The Non-Citizen (NC) quota for renting out of flats was implemented to prevent the formation of foreigner enclaves and to maintain the Singaporean character of our HDB heartlands.
Over the last five years, HDB received an average of around 500 appeals for the waiver of NC quota annually. These appeals were received from across all HDB towns. Requests for waiver of the NC quota are considered on a case-by-case basis and around one in five of the appeals received were acceded to.
Ministry of National Development
8 November 2022