16 Feb '11, 1pm

S$322m given out under HDB's AHG scheme: SINGAPORE: The government handed out S$322 million to eligible househol...

SINGAPORE: The government handed out S$322 million to eligible households under the Additional Housing Grant (AHG) Scheme since it was enhanced two years ago. The grant can be used to buy either a new flat from the Housing & Development Board (HDB) or a resale flat from the open market. In fresh figures released to Channel NewsAsia, HDB said 16,100 households have benefited since the changes. But with growing mortgages placing a greater burden on households, some are hoping for more help at the upcoming Budget. High on their list is more housing grants. Twenty-six-year-old Singaporean Muhd Sharizan shares a three-room flat with his wife and two children. He received the maximum additional housing grant of S$40,000, which went towards offsetting the S$15,000 down-payment and reduced their outstanding loan. "My CPF was really not enough so this grant helped me to pay for my ...

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