HDB committed to build sufficient, affordable housing for citizens

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) is committed to providing sufficient and affordable flats to first-time Singaporean homebuyers, and it will make no distinction between indigenous and new citizens.

Senior of Minister of State for National Development, Grace Fu, said this in Parliament on Monday in reply to a question on how many new citizens rented homes, compared with those who bought properties.

Ms Fu said the government does not track the type of properties rented or owned by new citizens.

“As a policy, we do not distinguish between indigenous and new citizens. Our commitment in housing is to provide sufficient and affordable flats for first-time Singaporean homebuyers, whether new citizens or otherwise. I wish to reassure the House that HDB continues to uphold this commitment,” she said.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 22 Feb 2010

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