Renting An HDB Flat Under SHiFT
If you're stuck for housing options, the Scheme for Housing of Foreign Talent (SHiFT) may be able to help. The scheme is administered by the JTC Corporation.
The HDB apartments under SHiFT come unfurnished. You may however enquire at JTC about furnishings, which will cost extra. The initial term of tenancy is two years, and renewals may be considered at the prevailing rental rate. You are not allowed to sublet a SHiFT apartment.
Flat type Monthly Rental (S$) Average Monthly
Service/Conservancy Charges* (S$)
Three-room from $750 55
Four-room from $880 60
Five-room from $1,000 70
Executive from $1,100 80
* Rates are determined by and payable to the Town Councils in charge of the respective housing estates. Charges will vary.
The applicant also pays a one month deposit plus stamp duty and administrative fee. Subsequent payment can be made monthly, in advance.
What to do
You may get an application form from Housing Development Group, JTC Corporation, The JTC Summit, 8 Jurong Town Hall Road, #02-02/03, Singapore 609434. Alternatively, call (65) 68855315/16/17/25/26/27 or email [email protected]
Married applicants must apply with their spouse and children (if in Singapore). If you intend to share, there is a maximum cap of six persons for 3 room flat and eight persons for 4 room and bigger flats.
You have to send the completed application form to the JTC or Contact Singapore, along with certified copies of the necessary documents.
JTC will inform you of the result of your application. You may also apply for public utilities and telecommunications at their office. Successful applicants will be able to have their public utilities and telephone accounts processed by the respective authorities/service providers one to two days before they collect their keys.