27 Jul '15, 4pm

New housing scheme to be more inclusive

Comment E-mail to friend Bookmark & Share National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the new two-room Flexi housing scheme will see a “more inclusive” arrangement with the elderly and young living within the same block, reported The Straits Times . Under the scheme, the two-room flats and studio apartments are placed in one category and sold under the same scheme. “The buyers will be diverse – there will be some elderly people, younger people; some may be getting married, others may be married, and then there are those with kids,” noted Mr Khaw at a dialogue organised by Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao . The current practice of having the entire block of studio apartments occupied by the elderly may not be beneficial for their mental outlook, he shared. The plan to put the two-room flats and studio apartments under the same scheme which will offer varying lease periods w...

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