COS 2022: Clarifications on BTO Flats and Resale Prices

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis: Thank you, Chairman. I just have two clarifications. The first is regarding the BTO cut that I have. It is really whether or not we could set aside the minimum target percentage of the flats. We have the shorter wait times. So, instead of basically the built-to-order (BTO) process, weContinue reading “COS 2022: Clarifications on BTO Flats and Resale Prices”

COS 2022: Improving Current BTO Model

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis: Chairman, long waiting times for BTO flats has been a persistent concern among Singaporeans with current average waiting times of around four to five years and in some cases, six to seven years where projects have been delayed by COVID-19. Such long waiting times are not just an inconvenience but seriously affectContinue reading “COS 2022: Improving Current BTO Model”

COS 2022: Support Housing Aspirations via Rentals

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis: As we think about our new way forward, I find it timely to bring up the Adjournment Motion that I have moved last November on supporting diverse aspirations through rental housing. If anything, I am glad that my views on how this policy will strengthen communities as opposed to weakeningContinue reading “COS 2022: Support Housing Aspirations via Rentals”

COS 2022: Enhancing Prime Location Public Housing Model

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis (Sengkang): Chairman, there are two main issues regarding the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model, which I would like to address. The first is that windfall gains or the so-called “lottery effect” from the PLH are inadequately addressed. When a PLH flat is sold on the open market for theContinue reading “COS 2022: Enhancing Prime Location Public Housing Model”

COS 2022: HDB Flats with No Lift Upgrading

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Mr Chairman, I return to the issue of lift upgrading for the six blocks of HDB flats in Hougang SMC where there are still certain units which do not have the same floor access to lift and this is a very real issue affecting a number of my residents. WeContinue reading “COS 2022: HDB Flats with No Lift Upgrading”

NUMBER OF VACANT RENTAL FLATS IN WOODLANDS AND NATIONWIDE

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Just a few short questions for the Minister of State. In view of the figures he gave for rental flats that are available today, is there a plan to increase the rental flat supply in Singapore? Is it the Ministry’s assessment that that number needs to beContinue reading “NUMBER OF VACANT RENTAL FLATS IN WOODLANDS AND NATIONWIDE”

HDB UNITS SOLD WITH RECESS AREAS BEFORE 2005 AND NOW DEEMED NOT ALLOWABLE AND PLANS TO RETROFIT AFFECTED UNITS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT SAFETY GUIDELINES

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development (a) what is the number of HDB units which owners have bought recess areas before 2005 that would not be deemed allowable under (i) current HDB guidelines and (ii) current safety guidelines prescribed by the SCDF; and (b) whether HDB plans to retrofit the affected units to ensureContinue reading “HDB UNITS SOLD WITH RECESS AREAS BEFORE 2005 AND NOW DEEMED NOT ALLOWABLE AND PLANS TO RETROFIT AFFECTED UNITS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH CURRENT SAFETY GUIDELINES”

PRICES OF HDB FLATS FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS BEFORE AND AFTER SUBSIDIES AND THEIR AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN PAST 10 YEARS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development (a) for each year in the past ten years, what is the average and range of prices of each HDB flat type (3-room, 4-room, 5-room and executive flats, BTO or resale) for first-time buyers before and after subsidies; and (b) what is the average household income for first-timeContinue reading “PRICES OF HDB FLATS FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS BEFORE AND AFTER SUBSIDIES AND THEIR AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN PAST 10 YEARS”

AMOUNT AND BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS DISBURSED TO TOWN COUNCILS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFE MANAGEMENT MEASURES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development in each of the Financial Years in 2019, 2020 and 2021 (a) what was the total amount of funding allocated to Town Councils (TCs) for the implementation of safe management measures; (b) what was the total amount of claims from TCs submitted to the Ministry; (c)Continue reading “AMOUNT AND BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS DISBURSED TO TOWN COUNCILS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF SAFE MANAGEMENT MEASURES”

NUMBER AND PROFILE OF SINGLE PARENTS SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING HDB’S PROXIMITY HOUSING GRANT FOR FAMILIES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for National Development over the last five years (a) what is the number of single parents who have been granted the Proximity Housing Grant for families; and (b) of these, what is the number of single parents who are (i) divorced or widowed and (ii) unmarried. Mr Desmond Lee: TheContinue reading “NUMBER AND PROFILE OF SINGLE PARENTS SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING HDB’S PROXIMITY HOUSING GRANT FOR FAMILIES”