HDB puts up 5,293 flats under September BTO exercise

The Housing Board (HDB) announced Thursday that it has launched 5,293 flats for sale under this month's Build-To-Order (BTO) Exercise.

These are made up of 4,156 new BTO flats in Punggol and Yishun, and another 1,137 units of balance two-room flats from previous BTO exercises to address the strong demand from singles. HDB will also offer the 84 Saraca Breeze @ Yishun units under the pilot Three-Generation (3Gen) flats scheme and implement the enhanced Multi-Generation Priority Scheme in this BTO exercise.

This scheme had previously only allowed parents to apply for a studio apartment or a two-room flat as part of a joint application with their married child, who in turn could apply for a two-room or bigger flat in the same BTO project. With effect from this BTO launch, however, parents will now be able to apply for a three-room flat under the scheme, in addition to studio apartment or a two-room flat.

HDB will set aside up to 15 per cent of the studio apartments, two-room and three-room flats in a BTO project for parents applying under the scheme, subject to a minimum of 20 units under each flat type. The same number of two-room and bigger flats will be set aside in the same BTO project for their married children.