HOUSING

NETIZEN: SELFISH FOR PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL TO STAY IN FLAT, DEPRIVES OTHERS OF HDB SPACE

Another opinion from yet another person on Presidential hopeful who wish to continue living in common public housing: "He or she is depriving one family of a HDB place when she/he can afford private housing. This person is selfish and inconsiderate as HDB is meant for citizens struggling to find accommodation." What do you think?

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MALAYSIA CARES MORE FOR THEIR UNDERPRIVILEGED, SG LEAVES IT TO PHILANTHROPISTS

Yet, housing policies continue to disadvantage single parents, expressing the assumption that as a society, we are fine with these families being penalised. Whether this is consciously intended or not, relegating their housing problems to the realm of philanthropy amounts to further acceptance of this assumption”.

Do single mothers in Malaysia face the discriminatory policies that we have here in Singapore? So, another obviously glaring question after reading the above cited two articles on the same day is – why is it that public housing in Singapore cost many times more than Malaysia?

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SG HOMES RANKED "SERIOUSLY UNAFFORDABLE" BY WORLD SURVEY

In 2016, Singapore homes prices were 4.8 times the median annual pretax household income, a slight improvement from the 5.1 times recorded in 2013, but still among the world's most "seriously unaffordable" household prices according to the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.

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HDB SHOULD EXTEND SAME HOUSING BENEFITS TO S'POREANS WITH FOREIGN SPOUSE

Generally is there any better scheme for single who marry a non-citizen spouse under the HDB NCS scheme. It seem the NCS doesn't work well for single, especially when most of them marry their foreign spouse in their mid-thirties and can only apply 2room BTO and have to wait for at least 3 years before the BTO flat is ready for collection.

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WP MP DANIEL GOH URGE GOVT TO GIVE HOUSING PRIORITY TO UNWED SINGLE PARENTS

Madam Speaker, this bill recognizes that equality matters for the promotion of family life. While it is important to continue to promote parenthood within the ambit of marital unions, there is a need to balance it with the recognition that not everyone is so fortunate to be able to sustain a happy marriage, or even obtain it. Economic pressures, relationship problems or errors of judgement may be to blame for marital breakdown or unwed pregnancies. But the most important thing is that children should not be published for the prejudices and mistakes of adults.

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DIFFICULT TO UNTANGLE LEGAL ARRANGEMENTS WHEN FAMILY TIES BREAK DOWN

Two cases at my MPS last night caught my attention. The first concerned a resident whose husband died a few years ago and, upon her friend's advise, she included the name of her unemployed son as the joint owner although the flat was already fully paid for. She now wants to remove his name because he is abusive and stopped her other children from visiting her. But it's not so simple because she had made him the joint owner.

In a second case, a resident felt cheated because his brother had persuaded him to transfer their deceased father's flat to him but now that the resident is ill and wanted his share back, his brother refused. He claimed that he was cheated by his brother and the agent.

Both are sad stories but both transactions were carried out legally and cannot be unscrambled just because that's what the aggrieved party wanted. The point to note is that even when family relationships are involved, it is always wise to think carefully and consult widely first on the implications before signing anything. One cannot always assume that because there is a family relationship involved, people will honour their obligations. Often, such transactions are the most difficult to untangle.

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PASIR RIS ONE RESIDENT COMPLAINS HDB DBSS FLAT IS SMALLER THAN SHOEBOX

An angry resident, who recently bought a 4-room condominium at the much touted Pasir Ris One Design Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) estate, was shocked when she first received the keys to her apartment. Despite all the media hype surrounding the Pasir Ris One project, she was disappointed to find that the rooms in her 4-room apartment were smaller than "shoeboxes".

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