Affordable and accessible public housing debate set on Monday

The matter will be debated in the Parliament.

Senior Minister of State for National Development of Singapore Sim Ann announced that Minister for National Development Desmond Lee filed a motion asking the Parliament to “affirm the importance of making public housing affordable and accessible.”

She wrote on Facebook that the motion is not similar to what NCMPs Hazel Poa Koon Koon and Leong Mun Wai have filed.

“Implicit in the PSP’s motion is the claim that the Government has not done enough to deliver affordable and accessible HDB flats, strengthen the owner-occupation intent of public housing, protect retirement adequacy or keep public housing inclusive. We disagree with this claim,” explained Sim.

She added that the government vowed that it is keeping housing open and affordable to all whilst protecting the interests of current and future generations of residents.

“We feel it is better to state the Government’s intent and strategy squarely in a separate motion and debate both together,” said Sim.

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