HDB received 27 hoarding cases over past 12 months

The Housing Development Board (HDB) received 27 cases of hoarding in flats over the past 12 months.

Housing Minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed this in a written response to Member of Parliament Lim Biow Chuan, who asked if the government will take action to prevent fire hazards caused by excessive hoarding.

Mr Khaw said that when HDB receives notices of hoarding, inspection officers will visit flats to advise residents.

He said that while most residents are cooperative, some suffer from compulsive hoarding and require professional help.

In such cases, social workers will be engaged to provide counselling.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 11 Nov 2013

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