Updated: 02/14/2014 20:33

3GEN flats off to a good galloping start



3GEN flats off to a good galloping start

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan says the first batch of 3Gen flats launched in Yishun last September has had a strong reception. 

In a blog post, he says so far, 94 per cent of the 3Gen flats has been booked. 

These flats are designed to facilitate extended family togetherness. 

Of the 79 families who booked 3Gen flats, 56 were HDB first-timers and 23, second-timers. 

Selection of the remaining 5 units is ongoing and will end in March. 

Mr Khaw says the average household size of these families was larger at 5.1, compared to the household sizes for 5-room flats and 4-room flats.

He says with a good debut in Yishun, subsequent batches of 3Gen flats in Jurong West and Punggol have also received a strong response. 

Nearly 300 applications from multi-generation families who qualify for the 164 3Gen flats were received in these two projects. 

Mr Khaw says the government will continue to help extended families who want to live together, or close to one another, fulfil their dream. 

He says this will be a key priority area over the next few years.

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