Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development in each of the past 10 years (a) what is the number of tenants who are (i) Singaporeans (ii) Permanent Residents and (iii) foreign passholders, renting from HDB flat owners; and (b) what is the number of tenants renting from HDB flat owners as broken down by age group.
Mr Desmond Lee: In the past 10 years, the proportion of tenants who rented HDB flats from existing flat owners ranged from 5% to 8% for Singaporeans, 13% to 16% for permanent residents, and 76% to 82% for foreigners. To prevent the formation of foreigner enclaves, HDB implemented a non-citizen quota in January 2014 to cap the number of flats that can be wholly rented out by flat owners to non-Malaysian non-citizens, at 8% in each neighbourhood and 11% in each block.
Most of the tenants renting from HDB flat owners fall within the 30 to 39 age group.
Ministry of National Development
6 February 2023