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3Gen flats? Parents prefer bigger grants, priority for kids

Participants at MND session keener on children buying units near them

Published on Jun 21, 2014 9:49 AM
 
A total of 50 three-generation or 3Gen flats will be among the new Housing Board apartments that will be launched in new town Tampines North later this year. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

A total of 50 three-generation or 3Gen flats will be among the new Housing Board apartments that will be launched in new town Tampines North later this year.

These 3Gen flats, introduced last September to encourage multiple generations to live under one roof, are larger than a five-room unit.

However, they received a lukewarm response at a discussion on Thursday among married couples with adult children, on the topic of living close to extended family members.

Instead, the parents were far more keen on the Government giving bigger grants and higher, if not absolute, priority for their children to buy flats near them.

 
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