HDB more flexible on criteria for securing public rental flats

One can apply for a rental flat even if total gross monthly household income exceeds $1,500 threshold

Rental flats in Woodlands. The HDB said requests from households earning more than $1,500 per month are assessed based on the circumstances of each family, such as household size or expenses such as medical needs. ST FILE PHOTO
Rental flats in Woodlands. The HDB said requests from households earning more than $1,500 per month are assessed based on the circumstances of each family, such as household size or expenses such as medical needs. ST FILE PHOTO
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The Housing Board has become more flexible on the eligibility criteria for those wishing to rent its flats under the Public Rental Scheme.

The criteria, listed on its website, no longer state that there is an "income ceiling" which stipulates that an applicant's total household gross income must not exceed $1,500 per month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2019, with the headline HDB more flexible on criteria for securing public rental flats. Subscribe