Public housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority. In the United Kingdom public housing is often referred to by the British public as "council housing" or "council estates". The Boundary Estate in the East End of London, constructed from 1890, was one of the earliest social housing schemes in England. In mainland China, the government provides public housing, 廉租房 Lián Zhù Fáng or Low-Cost Housing, where flats are rented at a low price to urban dwelling residents.

Oi Man Estate

2015 estimated median household income:

  • Malaysia MYR$5,900 or about USD$1,600 Gini inequality index 46
  • Singapore SGD$8,105 or about USD$6,000 Gini inequality index 46
  • Hong Kong HKD$22,000 or about USD$2,800 Gini inequality index 54

Thus a Gini inequality index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.

2015 Public Housing Ownership Hong Kong vs Singapore

For HKD $2,400,000 (USD $300,000), an eligible Hong Kong citizen can buy a new 440sqft apartment with 50-year lease from HK-HA Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) in Sha Tin (New Territories, 15km from Tsim Sha Tsui). A typical applicant will have about a 1-in-50 chance in the housing lottery. Successful applicant will have to wait for 2-years (foundation works has already begun) for building works project to complete.

For SGD $400,000 (USD $300,000), an eligible Singapore citizen can buy a new 1,000sqft apartment with 99-year lease from SG-HDB Build-To-Order (BTO) in Punggol Estate (North-eastern Singapore, 15km from Orchard Road). A typical applicant will have about a 1-in-5 chance in the housing lottery. Successful applicant will have to wait for 4-years for building works project to complete.

2015 Public Housing Ownership Malaysia vs Singapore

For MYR $400,000 (USD $111,000), an eligible Malaysia citizen can buy a new 1,200sqft freehold apartment from PR1MA at Brickfields (2km from KL Sentral). A typical applicant will have a 1-in-10 chance in the housing lottery. Successful applicant will have to wait for 2-years (foundation works has already begun) for building works project to complete.

For SGD $150,000 (USD $111,000), an eligible Singapore citizen can buy a new 500sqft apartment with 99-year lease from SG-HDB Build-To-Order (BTO) in Queenstown Estate (North-eastern Singapore, 3km from Orchard Road). A typical applicant will have a 1-in-5 chance in the housing lottery. Successful applicant will have to wait for 4-years for building works project to complete.

2015 Public Housing Ownership Macau vs Singapore

For MOP$900,000 Pataca de Macau (USD $111,000), an eligible Macau citizen can buy a new 650sqft apartment with 25-year lease from (IH) Housing Bureau at Seac Pai Van Estate in Coloane (2km from Cotai Strip). A typical applicant will have a 1-in-22 chance in the housing lottery. Successful applicant move is able to move in immediately as all building works have been completed.

For SGD $150,000 (USD $111,000), an eligible Singapore citizen can buy a new 500sqft apartment with 99-year lease from SG-HDB Build-To-Order (BTO) in Queenstown Estate (North-eastern Singapore, 3km from Orchard Road). A typical applicant will have a 1-in-5 chance in the housing lottery. Successful applicant will have to wait for 4-years for building works project to complete.

Updated On: 17.07.15

2015-05 Singapore Private Housing: We often get to hear the adage "Rent money is dead money". For years this has been believed to be true. Renting is a better investment when the rent is less than the total of the interest paid on mortgage plus the maintenance cost of the property and ··»

2015-05 Singapore Private Housing: In 2013, Country Garden (a property developer from China) launched 9,539 dwelling units (DU) in 45 apartment blocks on a 22 hectares (438 DU/ha) reclaimed a 2km stretch of Lido Beach in front of Straits View Hotel in 2010. It is a freehold plot in Danga Bay (Johor Bahur, Malaysia) ··»

2015-05 Public Housing In the Open Market: Five-room (1,200 sqft) units at the Pinnacle@Duxton was priced at $400,000 when the project was launch in 2004. Since January 2015, six units were transacted for over a million and the highest was $1.06 million. This transactions have set new records after the first batch of owners fulfilled the ··»

2015-03 Eldus @ Home: Perbadanan Rakyat 1Malaysia (1Malaysia People's Housing Programme) PR1MA was established in 2011 to plan, develop, construct and maintain high-quality housing with lifestyle concepts for middle-income households in major urban centres thoughout Malaysia. PR1MA is targetting to build about 500,000 units by 2018. As of 2015, there are about 1 million interested buyers ··»

2014-12 Singapore Public Housing: Thirty two HDB BTO Projects yielding 23,000 Dwelling Units on 88 Hectares of HDB land (261 du/ha), ready by 2018. Each project has an average of 719 DU. HDB will spend $3.1 billion for their construction or $136,000 per DU.PDF Sales Booklets: HDB Punggol Vue, HDB Punggol Bayview, HDB Toa ··»

2014-12 Hong Kong Public Housing: This is one of the five December 2014 HOS Project by Hong Kong Housing Authority. Wang Fu Court, 29 Wang Yip Street West (map) will have a 13-storeys tower block with total of 240 dwelling units on a 0.5 Hectare plot (480 DU/ha).Wang Fu Court is located about ··»

2014-12 Hong Kong Public Housing: Mei Pak Court is first in Sha Tin of the five December 2014 HOS Project by Hong Kong Housing Authority. Mei Pak Court, 2 Pik Tin Street (map) will have a tower 36 storeys blocks with total of 288 dwelling units on a 0.3 Hectare plot (960 DU/ha).Mei ··»

2014-12 Hong Kong Public Housing: This is one of the five December 2014 HOS Project by Hong Kong Housing Authority. Ching Chun Court, 2B Ching Hong Road (map) will have two tower 26 storeys blocks with total of 465 dwelling units on a 0.5 Hectare plot (930 DU/ha).Ching Chun Court is located about ··»

2014-12 Hong Kong Public Housing: This is one of the five December 2014 HOS Project by Hong Kong Housing Authority. Sheung Chui Court, 376 Sha Tsui Road (map) will have three tower blocks (A has 31 storeys, B has 36 storeys, C has 40 storeys) with total of 962 dwelling units on a 1.2 Hectare ··»

2014-01 Hong Kong Public Housing: Hong Kong Fact Sheets - HousingIn his 2014 Policy Address, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, adopted the housing supply target of a total of 470,000 units in the coming ten years, with public housing accounting for 60% from 50%. To meet the target, the Government aims to ··»

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