HDB to buy back flats from owners constrained by ethnic (EIP) quotas

HDB, EIP, Haousehold, Flat, Malay, Quota

Can’t sell your flat because the Ethnic Integration Policy quota has been reached? No worries. A new option is now available. HDB will offer to buy back public housing flats from owners who face difficulties selling them due to the Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) quotas. The new measure was announced by National Development Minister Desmond […]

4G Leadership: why you can be excited about Lawrence Wong

4G Leadership Lawrence Wong

“I’ve devoted my life to public service, first as a civil servant and later in politics. I will continue to do my utmost to serve our people.” Lawrence Wong The 4G Leadership has decided who will lead them. The choice fell on Finance Minister Lawrence Wong Lawrence who is also co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce handling the […]

Do you own your 99-year leasehold HDB flat?

Do you own your 99-year leasehold HDB flat?

Some have tried to argue that you do not own your HDB flat because it is on leasehold. You are merely renting it permanently, they argued. This argument does not hold water at all. The basic rule of law is that you cannot sell something that does not belong to you. It would be illegal […]

Home ownership is not superior to home renting: WP MP Louis Chua

Homeownership is not superior to home renting: WP MP Louis Chua

MP Louis Chua of the Workers’ Party said that one of the biggest misconceptions is that home ownership is superior to home renting. In his adjournment motion on 2 November 2021, Mr Chua pushed for a greater diversity of housing options. The key problem, he said, is the “severe shortage” of Housing Board (HDB) rental […]

$500 million Enhanced CPF Housing Grant disbursed to 15,600 first-time buyers

Enhanced CPF Housing Grant

With the Enhanced CPF Housing Grant, Family Grant and Proximity Housing Grant, who says housing is unaffordable? The Enhanced Housing Grant was introduced in September 2019. Since then 15,600 first-time buyers of new and resale flats have received the Enhanced Housing Grant (EHG), with close to $500 million disbursed, National Development Minister Desmond Lee said. […]

Award-winning Punggol 21: a promise delivered brick by brick, step by step

Punggol 21 - Punggol Waterway

Stroll along Punggol estate and you will come across My Waterway@Punggol – a waterway created for a more refreshing living environment for HDB residents. The 4.2km-long Punggol Waterway is now one of the most recognisable landmarks in Punggol. A joint project between HDB and NParks, the waterway acts as a major air corridor and encourages […]