Singles and small families occupy public rental flats: HDB data

The Government has recently announced moves to improve the public rental flat system, which includes units such as these in Woodlands (left), by enhancing the delivery of social services and having new rental flats and sold flats in the same neighbou
The Government has recently announced moves to improve the public rental flat system, which includes units such as these in Woodlands (left), by enhancing the delivery of social services and having new rental flats and sold flats in the same neighbourhood.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

HDB data shows many rent for a long time, with half living in their units for over 10 years

Drink stall operator Tan Bai Chen may not own the two-room flat in Upper Boon Keng Road he has lived in for the last decade, but it is very much home for his family.

The 52-year-old lives in the flat with his wife and two sons, aged 10 and five. His younger son has learning difficulties and attends special classes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2018, with the headline 'Singles and small families occupy public rental flats'. Print Edition | Subscribe