Some single unwed parents under 35 allowed to apply for subsidised flats

28 of 121 single unwed parents who have appealed since 2014 could apply for subsidised two-room flexi flats

Last year, the authorities disclosed that the median monthly income of a single unwed parent under the age of 35 was $600 in 2017. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR Single mother Khairianti Putri and her daughter Luna, who is two years old. Ms Putri, now 22, s
Single mother Khairianti Putri and her daughter Luna, who is two years old. Ms Putri, now 22, slept in public spaces - such as under a statue at Gardens by the Bay - when her parents first learnt of her pregnancy and kicked her out of their home. She now wants to rent an HDB flat for herself and Luna, but her application was rejected in January.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Last year, the authorities disclosed that the median monthly income of a single unwed parent under the age of 35 was $600 in 2017. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR Single mother Khairianti Putri and her daughter Luna, who is two years old. Ms Putri, now 22, s
Last year, the authorities disclosed that the median monthly income of a single unwed parent under the age of 35 was $600 in 2017. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

One woman slept at Gardens by the Bay while pregnant.

Another stayed with friends.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2019, with the headline '1 in 4 single unwed parents under 35 years old could bid for flats'. Subscribe