Housing and Development Board's 84 units of three-generation or 3Gen flats have attracted some 300 applications
Ahead of the closing of the September Build-To-Order exercise at midnight,
National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has revealed that the Housing and Development Board's 84 units of three-generation or 3Gen flats have attracted some 300 applications.
He said this in a blog post this evening, saying it's a good start to the new scheme.
He added that the authorities have deliberately bundled 3Gen flats together with 5-room flats.
This way, those who could not select a 3Gen flat will have the additional option of choosing a 5-room flat.
He said alternatively, applicants could wait for the November BTO exercise, which will include about 100 units of 3Gen flats in Jurong West.
In the September BTO, the authorities have also rolled out another pro-family measure - the enhanced multi-generation priority scheme (MGPS).
This allows parents to apply for 3-room flats, in addition to a Studio Apartment or a 2-room flat
Mr Khaw said there's been encouraging response from 42 pairs of MGPS applications.
Among the MGPS applications, nine out of 10 parents applied for a 3-room flat.
Meanwhile, demand from singles was high.
As at 5pm today, there were about 7,800 applications, compared to the 8,800 in the July BTO.
Mr Khaw said the authorities will ramp up 2-room BTO supply in the non-mature estates to 5,000 units next year to address demand.
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