Proportion of flats under Married Child Priority Scheme cannot be increased, says MND
The Govt allocates a considerable fraction of flats– around one-third of all new apartments among matured community– within the Married Child Priority Scheme, reported the Ministry of National Development in Parliament on Tue 27 July.
The ministry has an understanding of the concern related to backing the desires related to wedded youngsters plus moms and dads who yearn to live with or close to each other for mutual supervision plus back up.
” Married Child Priority Scheme allows priority to family units buying new HDB apartments to reside with or alongside their father and mothers or wedded youngsters. Within the Married Child Priority Scheme, 30percent pertaining to the all-new apartment source in the developed neighbourhood is reserved for first-timer families. With regard to 2nd timer families, it is 3percentage,” it reported.
Besides MCPS, the Government has at the same time establish various systems aimed at aiding mutual care and also assistance amongst family units. All these include the MGPS, SPS also 3Gen flats.
” Among our constrained flat supply, we will also need to comply with the real estate requirements of some other categories of S’poreans, such as first-timer families with children with the PPS, as well as family members having 3 or even more youngsters using the TCPS,” said Ministry of National Development.
” Consequently, we will be not able to escalate the percentage of flats reserved within the Married Child Priority Scheme at this instant.”
Having this, the ministry recommended apartment shoppers who prefer to reside with or near to their moms and dads or youngsters to look into purchasing a secondhand flat, and even get the Proximity Housing Grant of almost $30thousand.
The ministry drafted the report in reply to MP Tin Pei Ling’s inquiry on if the fraction of apartments underneath Married Child Priority Scheme can be increased for Build-To-Order jobs in matured estates.