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HDB scheme helps house divorcees and widows

But take-up rate has been low possibly due to lack of awareness

Published on Apr 14, 2014 8:47 AM
 
The Housing Board's Assistance Scheme for Second-Timers (Divorced/Widowed Parents) allocates 5 per cent of new two- and three-roomers in non-mature estates to divorced or widowed persons with children under 16 years old. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

Divorced administration clerk Hui San San, 38, will finally have her own bed in 2017.

For the last four years, she has shared a queen-sized one with her two pre-teen daughters. The trio squeeze into one bedroom in the three-roomer belonging to Madam Hui's parents in Jurong West.

They will finally have some breathing room when she collects the keys to a brand new three-room flat in Sembawang in 2017.

She is among a small number who have benefited from a year-long scheme to help the less privileged get new flats.

 
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