NUMBER OF SHORT-LEASE 2-ROOM FLEXI FLATS AND COMMUNITY CARE APARTMENTS LAUNCHED IN PAST FIVE YEARS

MP Faisal Manap

Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap asked the Minister for National Development (a) in each of the past five years, how many (i) short-lease 2-room Flexi flats and (ii) Community Care Apartments has HDB launched for sale; (b) how many persons have applied for these flats; (c) how many persons are unsuccessful; (d) what are the main reasons for the unsuccessful applications; and (e) of those who are unsuccessful, how many were already living in 4-room or larger HDB flats.

Mr Desmond Lee: Between 2017 and 2021, HDB offered about 21,200 2-room Flexi flats. In 2021, HDB launched the first Community Care Apartment (CCA) pilot at Bukit Batok with about 170 units. About 18,300 seniors applied for the 2-room Flexi flats, and about 600 seniors applied for the CCAs. Seniors who are successful in their applications can select their preferred lease tenure during their flat booking appointment.

For 2-room Flexi flats, as with other flat types, application rates vary across projects depending on their locations and attributes. To maximise applicants’ chances of securing a flat, HDB invites more applicants for flat booking than the available flat supply, as some applicants who are successful in the ballot may not book a flat. Overall, between 2017 and 2021, about four in five seniors who applied for the 2-room Flexi flats were successful. The remaining one in five seniors were unsuccessful as they applied for popular projects which were over-subscribed. For the CCAs, about one in two applications were unsuccessful.

About half of the seniors who were unsuccessful in their applications for 2-room Flexi flats or CCAs were already living in a 4-room or larger HDB flat at the point of application.

Ministry of National Development
10 January 2023

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