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Parenthood Priority Scheme

The Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) under HDB gives priority allocation for new HDB flats to first-timer married couples expecting a child, or who have a citizen child aged 18 years and below, by setting aside a proportion of flats to better meet the housing needs of this group.


  • 1. What is the Parenthood Priority Scheme and who is eligible?

    The Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) provides priority allocation to first-timer married couples expecting a child, or who have a citizen child aged 18 years old and below. The PPS applies for both BTO and SBF sales exercises to better meet the housing needs of this group. To qualify, they must also satisfy all other eligibility conditions to buy a new HDB flat.

  • 2. What is the change in balloting rules with the PPS?

    Under the Parenthood Priority Scheme, HDB will set aside up to 30% of BTO flats and 50% of SBF flats for first-timer married couples expecting a child, or who have a citizen child aged 18 years old and below.

  • 3. How does the PPS change the proportion of flats previously set aside for first-timers?

    There is no change to the proportion of flat supply set aside for all first-timers. After setting aside flats for PPS applicants, the balance of the flat supply will still be set aside for other first-timers.

  • 4. Will I be assured a flat if I have a child/children and apply for the PPS?

    If the number of applicants for the PPS exceeds the number of flats set aside for them, unsuccessful PPS applicants will subsequently be balloted again with other first-timers. PPS applicants thus enjoy a higher chance of securing a flat. However, as balloting is a random process, there is also a chance that they may not get a flat.

  • 5. As a second-timer, am I eligible for the PPS?

    The main objective of the Parenthood Priority Scheme is to help first-timers expecting a child, or who have a child, to buy their first home. Hence, second-timers expecting a child, or who have a child, are not eligible for the PPS.

  • 6. Why are first-timer couples expecting a child, or who have a child, given more priority in flat allocation compared to other first-timer applicants?

    First-timer applicants comprise various groups such as fiancé-fiancée couples, married couples with no children, and married couples with children. Amongst these groups, married couples with children typically have the greatest housing need. Hence, they are given more priority over other first-timer applicants.

Last Updated : 10 Sep 2020