Written Answer by Ministry of National Development on whether HDB will consider allowing permanent resident (PR) applicants to purchase a resale HDB flat when they do not have a Singaporean joint applicant
Sep 14, 2021
Mr Gan Thiam Poh: To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB will consider allowing permanent resident (PR) applicants to purchase a resale HDB flat when they do not have a Singaporean joint applicant on the condition that such PR applicants must be PRs for at least three years before the purchase, with a view to extending this period.
Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) households that do not have a Singapore Citizen (SC) owner or essential occupier are already allowed to buy a resale HDB flat on the open market, if the household has at least two SPRs, all SPR owners and essential occupiers have been SPRs for at least three years, and the household meets other eligibility criteria. SPR families are subject to more stringent conditions and do not receive housing subsidies to prioritise our limited public housing supply for Singapore citizens. We have no plans to adjust the three-year waiting period for SPRs at this juncture.