Kaeden Ong

3Gen flats may cause conflict: seniors

Posted by Kaeden Ong on 2nd July 2014 in Blog

Seniors at the Ministry of National Development (MND)’s latest dialogue said they would prefer to live near their children, but not necessarily with them.

According to media reports, 75 percent of the participants would not choose three-generation (3Gen) flats as they are worried that such living arrangements may create friction.

Instead they prefer higher Central Provident Fund (CPF) housing grants for first-timers buying resale flats near their parents’ homes.

Some participants also suggested CPF grants be extended to elderly Singaporeans who wish to buy a resale flat nearer to their children. This is a suggestion the government said it would “seriously consider”.

In a Facebook post, MND said the parents at the session “felt strongly that greater priority should be given to their children who want to apply for a BTO close to them.”

Ranging from 44 to 83 years old, about 50 seniors with children above 21 years old took part in MND’s third edition of its Housing Conversations series on 19 June.

Credits: Property Guru

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