Would like to know if a single mum and her child constitutes a 'Family Nucleus' when making a purchase of HDB flat?
Thank you for your email of 21 July 2008.
Buying a new flat from HDB
An unmarried mother who is a Singapore Citizen age 35 years with a child at least 21 years of age, may buy a 4-room or a 3-room flat directly from the HDB, as long as she can meet all the eligibility conditions for purchase of a flat. In addition, she must be able to produce the Deed of Severance of Cohabitation and to show proof of the custody of the child. Unmarried mother scheme is subject to approval based on a case-by-case basis. But if your child is not 21 years old, then we are sorry that you are not eligible to buy a new flat from HDB now, you may consider buying a resale flat from the open market.
Buying a resale flat from the open market
On the other hand, an unmarried mother who is a Singapore Citizen at least 35 years old and whose child is above or under 21 years of age, will be allowed to buy any room type resale flat from the open market in any estate/town where the approved proportion for his ethnic group in the neighbourhood/block has not been exceeded. In addition, she must be able to produce the Deed of Severance of Cohabitation and to show proof of the custody of the child. Unmarried mother scheme is by a case-by-case basis.
DASS CHRISTINA CYNTHIA (MISS)
ADMINISTRATIVE EXECUTIVE (GR I)
for HEAD, CUSTOMER SERVICES CENTRE (CSC)
ESTATE ADMIN & PROPERTY DEPARTMENT