HDB to launch more 2-room units for singles

Ongoing construction of Compassvale Ancilla Build-To-Order flats at Sengkang Central. The Housing Board (HDB) will be making more two-room flats available to cater to the needs of singles. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Ongoing construction of Compassvale Ancilla Build-To-Order flats at Sengkang Central. The Housing Board (HDB) will be making more two-room flats available to cater to the needs of singles. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

The Housing Board (HDB) will be making more two-room flats available to cater to the needs of singles.

It will launch all of its balance two-room units in non-mature estates later this month, which will add about 1,100 flats. It will also launch another 450 units in November.

HDB has also tweaked the design of subsequent Build-To-Order projects to contain more of such flats next year. This means next year's supply will be raised to 5,000 units, up from 2,500 this year.

These announcements were made by National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on his blog on Monday. Singles, who could only buy resale flats previously, have been allowed to bid for BTO flats since July, with about 8,800 of them doing so. "This will enable more singles to realise their dreams of owning their homes," he wrote.