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  • 1. What is the Parenthood Priority Scheme and who is eligible?

    The Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) provides priority allocation to first-timer married couples expecting a child, or who have a citizen child aged 18 years old and below. The PPS applies for both BTO and SBF sales exercises to better meet the housing needs of this group. To qualify, they must also satisfy all other eligibility conditions to buy a new HDB flat.

  • 2. What is the change in balloting rules with the PPS?

    Under the Parenthood Priority Scheme, HDB will set aside up to 30% of BTO flats and 50% of SBF flats for first-timer married couples expecting a child, or who have a citizen child aged 18 years old and below.

  • 3. How does the PPS change the proportion of flats previously set aside for first-timers?

    There is no change to the proportion of flat supply set aside for all first-timers. After setting aside flats for PPS applicants, the balance of the flat supply will still be set aside for other first-timers.

  • 4. Will I be assured a flat if I have a child/children and apply for the PPS?

    If the number of applicants for the PPS exceeds the number of flats set aside for them, unsuccessful PPS applicants will subsequently be balloted again with other first-timers. PPS applicants thus enjoy a higher chance of securing a flat. However, as balloting is a random process, there is also a chance that they may not get a flat.

  • 5. As a second-timer, am I eligible for the PPS?

    The main objective of the Parenthood Priority Scheme is to help first-timers expecting a child, or who have a child, to buy their first home. Hence, second-timers expecting a child, or who have a child, are not eligible for the PPS.

  • 6. Why are first-timer couples expecting a child, or who have a child, given more priority in flat allocation compared to other first-timer applicants?

    First-timer applicants comprise various groups such as fiancé-fiancée couples, married couples with no children, and married couples with children. Amongst these groups, married couples with children typically have the greatest housing need. Hence, they are given more priority over other first-timer applicants.

  • 1. What is the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme?

    The Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) provides rental flats at selected sites to first-timer married couples, who need interim housing to support their family needs while they wait for the completion of their new HDB flats.

  • 2. Who qualifies for the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme?

    To qualify for a PPHS flat, a married couple must: 

    (a) have signed the Agreement for Lease of an uncompleted flat offered under the Build-To-Order (BTO) or Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise; 

    (b) form a first-timer citizen household in the BTO/SBF application; 

    (c) not be owners of an existing HDB flat, except if they are co-owners of the existing flat with other family members and undertake to relinquish their ownership in the existing flat within six months after taking possession of the PPHS flat.

  • 3. What are the citizenship requirements?

    The applicant must be a Singapore Citizen at the point of application for the PPHS or BTO/SBF flat.

  • 4. Are there age requirements?

    The applicant must be at least 21 years old at the point of application for the PPHS or BTO/SBF flat.

  • 5. Is there an income ceiling?

    There is no income ceiling for as the PPHS is intended to support the temporary housing needs of households who have booked an uncompleted BTO/SBF flat.

  • 6. I am waiting for my DBSS flat or EC to be completed. Why can't I apply?

    As the stock of PPHS flats is limited, the current priority is to avail them to married couples who have booked an uncompleted new HDB flat, and not buyers of DBSS flats or EC units.

  • 7. How can I apply for the PPHS?

    HDB will announce details of application exercises. For more information on the PPHS, please visit HDB InfoWeb at www.hdb.gov.sg.

  • 8. Why aren't the flats furnished?

    The PPHS flats will not be furnished but will come with basic lightings (fluorescent tubes) and water heater in the kitchen toilet. This is to keep rentals affordable and allow households the flexibility to purchase furnishings that suit their own preferences. For those who require assistance, HDB can provide a list of companies that they can approach to lease the furniture and appliances.

  • 9. Who are allowed to stay in the PPHS flat? How does MND ensure that the married couple is occupying the rental flat, rather than sub-letting it?

    Only applicants and occupiers who are listed in the same application for the new HDB flat and who are not owners of an existing flat can be occupiers of the PPHS flat. 

    It will be made known to households at the point of applications and signing of tenancy agreements that they are not allowed to sublet the flat or bedrooms. Unauthorised subletting carries the following penalties:

    1. Recovery of PPHS flat
    2. Cancellation of their booking of the BTO/SBF flat
    3. Debarment period for application of subsidised HDB flat
    4. Financial penalties

    HDB will conduct regular tenancy inspections to ensure proper occupation of the PPHS flats .

  • 10. How long can I rent the PPHS flat for? What happens if my PPHS flat is required for redevelopment, but my BTO flat is not ready?

    You will be allowed to rent the PPHS flat until your new HDB flat is ready for occupation, subject to the availability of the use of the PPHS site. Should the site be required for redevelopment before your new flat is ready, HDB may allocate you another PPHS flat, if available.

    The durations of availability for the various PPHS sites will be disclosed at each application exercise. Applicants are advised to select a PPHS flat with a duration that best suits their needs.

  • 11. How does the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme differ from the Public Rental Scheme or Interim Rental Housing Scheme?

    PPHS supports first-timer married couples who need interim housing arrangements to support their family needs while they wait for the completion of their new HDB flats.

    Rental flats offered under the Public Rental Scheme are for low-income needy households who have no other housing options or family support.

    Interim Rental Housing flats, like PPHS flats, are for interim use, but Interim Rental Housing targets families in financial hardship who are waiting for or working out their long-term housing solution.

For more details about PPS and PPHS, please visit HDB Infoweb

Last Updated : 16 Sep 2019