Public housing in Singapore is currently managed by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). The majority of the residential housing developments in Singapore are publicly governed and developed. About 85% of Singaporeans live in public housing. These flats are located in housing estates, which are self-contained satellite towns with schools, supermarkets, clinics, hawker centres, as well as sports and recreational facilities.

There are a large variety of flat types and layouts, catering to a variety of housing budgets. As Singapore developed economically, changing demands has seen more up-market public housing developments catering to those with higher incomes.

HUDC units were introduced in the 1970s for middle-income families who could afford bigger flats. There were 18 HUDC projects, comprising 7,731 units. All were on 99-year leases.

The Housing Board stopped building them in 1987 after private property prices fell and interest in HUDC units dwindled.

Find out more about What is HUDC.


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