First-timers and those with pressing housing needs enjoy priority schemes that can improve your chances of getting balloted to book an HDB flat under the regular Build-to-Order (BTO) and Sales of Balance (SBF) sales launches. Learn more about HDB’s 7 priority schemes here!

Parents

  1. Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS)

First-timer married couples who are expecting, or have a young Singaporean child who is 18 years and below, will benefit from the Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS). Up to 30% of BTO units and 50% of SBF units are allocated to applicants under this scheme.

  • Third Child Priority Scheme (TCPS)

Even better news for those with more kids – families with 3 or more children will enjoy priority under the PPS as well as the Third Child Priority Scheme (TCPS). Up to 5% of BTO/ SBF units are allocated under the TCPS.

Your application will first be balloted with other TCPS applicants. If that ballot is unsuccessful, your application will be balloted again under the PPS.

  • Assistance Scheme for Second-Timers (Divorced/ Widowed Parents) (ASSIST)

Under the Assistance Scheme for Second-Timers (ASSIST), up to 5% of 2-room Flexi and 3-room BTO flats in non-mature estates will be set aside for divorced or widowed parents with children aged 18 years old and below. This quota is shared with the 30% quota set aside for second-timer applicants.

Couples/ families wanting to live near or with their parents

  • Married Child Priority Scheme (MCPS)

Keen to move out to your own place, but want to keep your family close? The Married Child Priority Scheme (MCPS) improves ballot chances for new flat buyers who wish to live with or near their parents for mutual care and support.

You will qualify for the MCPS, as long as your new flat is a within 4km radius of your parents’ HDB flat or private property. Engaged couples, or parents looking to stay with or near their married child are also eligible to apply for the MCPS!

The following table summarises the quota of flats given priority under the MCPS in each new project:

  • Multi-Generation Priority Scheme (MGPS)

For married children wanting to live even closer to your parents, consider applying under the Multi-Generation Priority Scheme (MGPS)! This scheme allows you to submit a joint application for 2 flats in a single BTO project, increasing the ballot chances of both parties to stay within the same precinct and even on the same floor! A 60-year-old couple shares their story of purchasing a BTO flat under MGPS to be closer to family here.

Note that parents applying for a flat under MGPS would be eligible to apply only for a 2-room Flexi or 3-room flat.

  • Senior Priority Scheme (SPS)

The Senior Priority Scheme (SPS) supports elderly residents who wish to live near your married child i.e. within 4km radius from the HDB flat or private property that they reside in.

The SPS also applies to elderly residents looking to buy a new 2-room Flexi flat to age-in-place within a familiar environment i.e. within 4km radius of your current flat or private property.

At least 40% of the 2-room Flexi flats for each BTO project offered during HDB sales launches will be set aside for elderly applicants. Half of this quota i.e. 20% will be set aside for eligible elderly under the SPS.

Tenants of HDB rental flats

  • Tenants’ Priority Scheme (TPS)

Many rental tenants progress to owning a home . If you have been renting a flat from HDB for at least 2 years, and are looking to buy a flat, you can apply for a 2-room Flexi and 3-room BTO and SBF flats set aside under the Tenants’ Priority Scheme.

Download and share this infographic on HDB’s flat priority schemes, or visit the HDB InfoWEB for more details to improve your chances at the ballot. May the odds be in your favour!

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