The new Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) under HDB gives priority allocation for new HDB flats to first-timer married couples with a citizen child below the age of 16 (including those expecting a child), by setting aside a proportion of flats for them, to better meet their housing needs. The PPS takes effect from the Jan 2013 HDB Sales Exercise.
The Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) provides priority allocation to first-timer married couples with a citizen child below the age of 16 (including those expecting a child) for BTO/SBF flats to better meet their housing needs. They must also have satisfied all other eligibility conditions in buying a new HDB flat.
Under the Parenthood Priority Scheme, HDB will set aside a fixed quota reserving up to 30% of BTO flats and 50% of SBF flats for first-timer married couples with a citizen child aged below 16 years old (including those expecting a child).
There is no change in the proportion of flat supply set aside for all first-timers. After setting aside flats under the PPS for first-timers with children, (including those who are expecting a child) the balance of the flat supply will still be set aside for all first-timers.
If the number of applicants applying for the Parenthood Priority Scheme exceeds the flats set aside for them, unsuccessful PPS applicants will also have another chance in balloting for a new flat with all other first-timers.
The main objective of the Parenthood Priority Scheme is to help first-timers with children to buy their first home. Hence, second-timers with children will not be eligible under PPS.
First-timer applicants comprise mainly various groups such as fiancé-fiancée couples, married couples with no children, and married couples with children. Amongst these, married couples with children typically have the greatest housing need. Hence, they are given more priority over the other first-timer applicants.