Build-To-Order was introduced in April 2001 and became main supply of HDB flats. Currently new BTO flats are launched for sale in February, May, August, November. Exact day of launch is not known, but you can subscribe to HDB eAlert Service. As end of 2018, 220550 flats were launched in 312 BTO projects (of which 2709 flats were cancelled in 5 BTO projects).
I starting collecting the PDF brochures of BTO projects in December 2009. Saved every brochure in my computer and uploaded them here because HDB do not keep them available for more than 2-3 years and many people are needing brochures of older projects, especially when applying via Sale of Balance Flats.
Housing and Urban Development Company built 22 estates for middle-income people, of which 3 are not managed as public housing and one (Anthony Garden) was demolished in 1990s, leaving 18 HUDC estates that appear on official lists.
HDB took over JTC and HUDC in 1982. Phase III and IV are HUDC flats built by HDB, last HUDC was completed in 1987. HUDC was replaced by Executive HBD flats built since 1984.
Between 1995 and 2007, 71 SERS sites were announced. Between 2008 and 2018, only 10 SERS sites were announced, total 7883 flats. At this rate, 306 years are required to replace all 241343 flats built between 1971 and 1980. It is obvious that SERS is highly selective and only a small amount of these flats will be selected for redevelopment.
Table and map with Executive Condos and their TOP dates: Park Central Residences, Ola, Parc Canberra, Piermont Grand, Rivercove, Hundred Palms Residences, iNz Residence, Northwave, Treasure Crest, The Visionaire, Sol Acres, Parc Life, Wandervale, The Criterion, The Brownstone, Westwood Residences, Signature At Yishun, The Terrace, Bellewaters, The Vales, Bellewoods, Lake Life, The Amore, Sea Horizon, Ecopolitan, SkyPark Residences, Lush Acres, Forestville, The Topiary, Twin Fountains, [email protected], Waterbay, Waterwoods, Heron Bay, 1 Canberra, Twin Waterfalls, The Rainforest, The Tampines Trilliant, WaterColours, Blossom Residences, Arc at Tampines, RiverParc Residence, Belysa, Austville Residences, The Canopy, Esparina Residences, Privé, La Casa, The Quintet, The Esparis, Whitewater, Park Green, Nuovo, Lilydale, Bishan Loft, The Dew, The Eden, The Floravale, Woodsvale, Northoaks, The Florida, The Rivervale, Summerdale, Yew Mei Green, Pinevale, Chestervale, Windermere, Simei Green, Westmere, Eastvale.
Design, Build and Sell Scheme was introduced in 2005, giving private developers freedom to build and sell public housing in the way they sell condos. Since private developers are hungry for profit, DBSS flats have smaller rooms and abnormal high prices compared with BTO flats despite of same income ceiling ($8.000 per month, $10.000 per month after 2011). DBSS land sales were suspended in 2011.
Sale of Balance Flats, comprising unsold leftover flats from past BTO launches, surplus flats from SERS projects, old repurchased flats (including flats from some divorced or fiance couples), are done “when HDB accumulate sufficient flats“, usually twice per year, but this is NOT A RULE. Since 2010 the SBF exercise is done same day with a BTO launch.
My list of BTO launches got a record number of “thank you”, several visitors asked me if I can make a similar list for pre-BTO projects.
Singapore Improvement Trust set up in 1927 and focused on infrastructure, it also built small scale public housing, such as Tiong Bahru (started in 1936) and Queenstown (started in 1952 and completed by HDB in 1960s). In 32 years, SIT built only 23,000 flats, housing 8.8% of Singapore population in 1959.