HDB shares photos of partitioned rental flats for singles

The flats are under a pilot scheme that allows singles to rent HDB flats without looking for a flatmate.

Nicki Chan

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Published: 14 March 2022, 1:49 PM

The Housing Development Board (HDB) on Saturday (Mar 12) shared photos of flats under their new pilot scheme that allows lower income singles to rent flats without first finding a flatmate.

Called the Joint Singles Scheme Operator-Run (JSS-OR) Pilot, the scheme was launched on Dec 17, 2021 and aims to support lower-income singles in need of rental housing. 

Under the current JSS scheme, singles above the age of 35 may only apply for a public rental flat if they have already found a flatmate. Under the JSS-OR pilot, they can apply for one alone and be assigned a flatmate. 

The current JSS-OR Pilot flats are located at Bedok North Road and Buangkok Crescent, and can house around 270 tenants in total. In its Facebook post sharing photos of the flats’ interior, HDB said the flats provide an “added avenue” for singles to rent housing.

Last year, we piloted a new model to manage the rental of flats by singles who are unable to find a flatmate on their...

Posted by Housing & Development Board on Friday, 11 March 2022

Apartments under the JSS-OR Pilot include a mix of one-room and two-room flats. Each flat can accommodate two to three separate tenants, and comes with partitions installed to ensure privacy. 

The flats are also furnished with general household appliances and furniture, such as washing machines, refrigerators and wardrobes.

More information on the JSS-OR Pilot can be found on the HDB website

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