12,000 rental flats occupied under the Joint Singles Scheme

Muneerah 20 Jan 2015

Of the 50,000 rental flats available in Singapore, 12,000 are occupied by tenants under the Joint Singles Scheme (JSS), the Ministry of National Development (MND) said in a written answer to a query in Parliament yesterday.

However, some 1,900 flats are currently occupied by single JSS tenants as their original flatmates have left and their replacements are being sought. There is a grace period of six months for the tenant to find a flatmate.

HDB encourages these tenants to look for someone they know, such as a relative or friend.

However, to match single tenants, HDB “provides them with a list of single applicants, or introduces them to other single tenants of a similar profile, whom they may contact before mutually agreeing to jointly rent a flat.”

Additionally, HDB does not set a quota on the number of rental flats for JSS tenants.

Established in 1990, the JSS allows eligible single citizens to jointly purchase or rent a HDB flat.


Muneerah Bee, Senior Journalist at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact her about this or other stories email muneerah@propertyguru.com.sg


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