What are DBSS?

DBSS –means Design, Build and Sell Scheme. Basically, the design, building and selling are done by private developers and agencies. When the project is done, it is handed over to HDB to manage the development.

The design, finishing and quality of the apartment unit is usually better than that of a typical HDB flat. However, DBSS units do not come with pool, gym, and the other facilities normal condos enjoy. It has all the condo interior fitting fully furnish such as  kitchens cabinets , bathrooms, cabinets and airconditioner

The usual HDB rules apply here: 5 years minimum occupation, selling to only pink and blue IC holders, for income ceiling not exceeding $10,000. Those earning under $8,000 combined salary are eligible for HDB loans. Those earning $8,000 to $10,000 are eligible only for first-timer CPF grant of $30,000.

Prices range between a high-end HDB resale flat and an Executive Condo.


Type of Family Grant and Respective Grant Amount

Type of Grant Available
SC / SC Household SC / SPR Household
CPF housing grant for family

$30,000 $20,000#
CPF housing grant for family (living near parents/married child*):

*At least one of the parents/married child must be a Singapore Permanent Resident or Singapore Citizen.

$40,000 $30,000#
Half Housing Grant

  • If you are a first-timer citizen and your spouse has previously enjoyed a housing subsidy
  • $15,000
  • $20,000 (living near parents/married child)

#If you are from an SC/SPR household, you can enjoy the full housing subsidy by applying for the Citizen Top-Up when your SPR family member takes up Singapore Citizenship or when you have an SC child.

*Please note that  $10,000 CPF housing grant ( living near parents within 2km) is applicable t0 salary below $8,000

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