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The House Enchancment Programme (HIP) for residences constructed between 1987 and 1997 has began.

56,000 flats to be a part of first batch present process HIP

Based on a press launch by HDB on Feb. 20, there are about 230,000 flats constructed on this interval that are eligible for the programme.

Of those, 56,000 have been chosen for the primary batch of precincts to bear HIP.

HDB added that since polling started in September 2021, about two-thirds (66 per cent) of the 56,000 eligible households have been polled for HIP.

As of December 31, 2021, all of the polled blocks will proceed with HIP, on condition that at the very least 75 per cent of every block’s eligible households voted in favour of the programme — the minimal threshold for continuing.

HIP beforehand supplied to HDBs constructed as much as 1986

The programme had been beforehand supplied to HDB flats constructed as much as 1986 that had not undergone the sooner Major Upgrading Programme (MUP).

To-date, virtually all 320,000 eligible flats on this age-band have undergone or are present process HIP works.

About 81 per cent (about 259,100 flats) have accomplished upgrading works, whereas one other 17 per cent (about 55,100 flats) are in numerous phases of upgrading, with works on the remaining flats to be carried out progressively.

What are the options of the HIP?

There are three foremost parts of labor below HIP for a flat – Important enchancment gadgets, Optionally available enchancment gadgets, and the Enhancement for Energetic Seniors (EASE).

The Important enhancements improve public well being and security requirements, and are absolutely paid for by the federal government. These embrace:

  • Restore of spalling concrete/ structural cracks,
  • Alternative of waste/ soil discharge stacks,
  • Alternative of pipe sockets with new retractable garments drying rack,
  • Upgrading {of electrical} load,
    • This can be carried out after the completion of HIP works, if relevant.

As for Optionally available enchancment gadgets, these are closely subsidised, with flat homeowners having the flexibleness to decide on the development gadgets and pay for less than their share of enchancment works carried out of their flats.

  • Bathroom/Lavatory upgrading bundle,
  • New ornamental door,
  • New steel grille gate, and
  • New refuse chute hopper.

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For EASE, enchancment gadgets below this explicit programme embrace:

  • Slip-resistant remedy for present flooring tiles of as much as two loos/bogs,
  • Set up of eight or 10 seize bars for first rest room/rest room and/or inside the flat,
  • Set up of six seize bars for second rest room/rest room, and
  • As much as 5 single-step ramps to barter a distinction of 1 stage within the flat and/or at a single-step foremost entrance, the place technically possible, or as much as 4 single-step ramps to barter a distinction of 1 stage within the flat, and;
  • One moveable/customised ramp at a multi-step foremost entrance, the place technically possible.

Residents whose flats have been recognized for the HIP can due to this fact choose to have a variety of such elderly-friendly fittings put in below the EASE programme.

EASE programme can also be supplied to family who reside in flats that don’t qualify for HIP

These fittings are additionally supplied individually below the EASE (Direct Utility) for residents who want them, or whose blocks don’t qualify for HIP.

For Singapore Citizen households that intend to use instantly for EASE, they should have a family member of at the very least 65 years of age, or is between 60 and 64 years outdated and in addition requires help for at the very least one of many Actions of Each day Residing (ADL).

As well as, HDB has additionally launched an Augmented Actuality (AR) characteristic on its [email protected] app since July 2021.

This permits residents to visualise how the EASE fittings will look of their residence, through their digital units, by nearly putting and adjusting the chosen sort of seize bars on the partitions, or ramps on the flooring.

As of December 31, 2021, greater than 255,500 households have utilized for EASE.

Of those, about 63 per cent (about 160,200 households) have opted for EASE along with HIP, whereas the remaining 37 per cent (about 95,300 households) have utilized for EASE below the Direct Utility scheme.

The Authorities has additionally spent about S$102 million on EASE as of March 31, 2021.

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