HDB launches 4,993 flats in August 2022 BTO exercise; 7 projects across mature, non-mature estates
The locations include Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East, Tampines and Woodlands.
Seven Build-To-Order (BTO) projects have been launched under the August 2022 BTO exercise by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) today (Aug 30).
A total of 4,993 flats, spread across mature and non-mature estates, are now for sale. The locations include Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Merah, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East, Tampines and Woodlands.
The August 2022 BTO exercise sees adjustments to BTO allocation quotas, allowing first-timer applicants a higher chance in securing flats.
Of the seven projects, two in Bukit Merah – Havelock Hillside and Alexandra Vale – are launched under the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model.
According to HDB, the PLH model aims to ensure that new public housing built in prime and central locations remains affordable and accessible for Singaporeans.
Up to 20 per cent of the PLH flats in the two projects will be set aside for first-timer families; and up to two per cent for second-timer families, under the Married Child Priority Scheme.
This is two-thirds of the usual quotas. The reduced quota will provide more opportunities for Singaporeans who do not have family members living near the area to live in these locations, said HDB.
Those looking to move into their flats sooner can consider the BTO projects in Choa Chu Kang, Tampines and Woodlands, advised HDB. These will have the shortest waiting times at 3.8 years or less.
Applications for the flats under the August 2022 BTO exercise can be made online on HDB InfoWEB from now to Sep 5. Applicants can only apply for one flat type in one town.
In November 2022, HDB has plans to offer about 9,500 BTO flats in estates such as Bukit Batok, Kallang Whampoa, Queenstown, Tengah and Yishun.
In February 2023, HDB will offer between 2,900 to 3,900 BTO flats in estates such as Kallang Whampoa, Queenstown and Tengah.
More details will be announced by HDB closer to the launch dates.