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Applications surge after housing grant is extended

Published on May 11, 2014 8:25 AM
 
Applications for a housing grant originally meant for low-income earners have surged after it was extended to middle-income households last August. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Applications for a housing grant originally meant for low-income earners have surged after it was extended to middle-income households last August.

Almost twice as many flat buyers took up the Special CPF Housing Grant in the first three months of this year than in all of last year, the Housing Board (HDB) said.

The grant was given to 2,320 households from January till March, compared to 1,245 in 2013.

And another 1,800 applications are being processed.

 
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