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How The Family & Parenthood Priority Parenthood Scheme (FPPS) Helps Singapore Families Get Their First BTO Flats

Young married couples (not engaged couples) will benefit from the new FPPS


As announced by MND on 2 Mar 2023, HDB will be expanding the existing Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) and renaming it the Family And Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS).

For young married couples and families with young children waiting to get their first BTO flat, this could mean a better chance of securing their first home sooner and perhaps moving in just in time for their child’s first year in primary school.

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The New Family And Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS) Will Be Expanded To Include Young Married Couples

Currently, the Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) allows first-timer married couples who have children or are expecting a child to benefit from the larger flat allocation (up to 30% of BTO flats and 50% of SBF flats) set aside for PPS applicants.

To be eligible, you and your spouse must be first-time buyers and have a citizen child (i.e. natural offspring from a legal marriage or legally adopted ) aged 18 years and below. Adoptive parents must have the Adoption Order of the child. Those who are expecting a child can also apply for the PPS with a doctor’s certification of the pregnancy.

From the August 2023 BTO sales exercise, the PPS will be expanded to include a new category of first-timer BTO buyers: the First-Timer (Parents & Married Couples) and the scheme will be renamed to the Family and Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS).

Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) Family and Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS)
first-timer married couples who have children aged 18 and below first-timer married couples who have children aged 18 and below
first-timer married couples who are expecting a child first-timer married couples who are expecting a child
first-timer married couples aged 40 and below

 

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More Flats Supply Will Be Set Aside Under The Family And Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS)

Currently, up to 30% of BTO flats and 50% of SBF flats are allocated to PPS applicants.

From the August 2023 BTO exercise, up to 40% of BTO flats and 60% of SBF flats will be set aside for FPPS applicants.

Specifically, 40% of the BTO flat supply for 3-room and larger flats will be allocated for FPPS. 10% of BTO flat supply will be allocated for 2-room flexi flats in non-mature estates and 35% of BTO flat supply allocated for 2-room flexi flats in mature estates.

60% of the SBF flat supply for 3-room and larger flats will be allocated for FPPS and 55% of SBF flat supply for 2-room flexi flats will be set aside.

Parenthood Priority Scheme (PPS) Family and Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS)
Up to 30% of BTO flat supply Up to 40% of BTO flat supply
– 40% of BTO flat supply for 3-room and larger flats
– 10% of BTO flat supply for 2-room flexi flats in non-mature estates
– 35% of BTO flat supply for 2-room flexi flats in mature estates
Up to 50% of SBF flat supply Up to 60% of SBF flat supply
– 60% of SBF flat supply for 3-room or larger flats
– 55% of SBF flat supply for 2-room flexi flats

 

FPPS applicants would not have to compete with other groups of BTO applicants for these dedicated flat allocations.

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Young Married Couples And Families With Young Children Will More Likely Be Invited To Select A Flat

With a larger allocation of flat supply set aside for FPPS applicants, eligible young married couples and families with young children will have a greater chance of getting a queue number for flat selection.

For example, if there are 100 3-room BTO flats available, 40 flats will be set aside for FPPS applicants. If there are fewer than 40 FPPS applicants, all FPPS applicants will have a chance to select a flat. However, if there are more applicants than available flats, balloting will come into play.

Additionally, eligible First-Timer (Parents & Married Couples) applicants will also receive an additional ballot chance for a total of 3 ballot chances. This will improve their chances of a successful ballot if their desired BTO location is oversubscribed.

However, young couples who apply for BTO flats under the Fiancé/Fiancée Scheme and are not yet legally married will not benefit from the additional ballot chance of First-Timer (Parents & Married Couples) nor the Family and Parenthood Priority Scheme (FPPS). Instead, they will receive an additional ballot chance as first-timers, for a total of two ballot chances.

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