I just want to share my dissapointment in our MP of their 'trying to help fellow citizens'. I have been trying to get a Hdb rental flat since 2008. The are countless times that i made my visits to the HDB to appeal, hundreds of appeal email that i sent to the HDB office and also countless trips to my MP in Pasir ris, however till now, 2012, all the efforts FAIL.
Their reasons are, 1) my father has got a sales proceed and its a straight NO without even trying to help and ask and understand why do we sell our old house in the first place. and 2) my salary is above $1500/-. Yes my salary is above such but are they looking at my family and how do we survive in Singapore with a number of 7 people in the family with a mother who suffers heart failure, sister who are physically disable, paying the renting house and our everyday needs.
I am truly disapointed with the MP of Pasir ris when i went there personally and told them that i have already applied for BTO and i need their help in approving that i pay my 5% cash using the deduction of my cpf as i cannot afford to pay cash. I am not allowed to purchase a flat using the HLE loan as i am not 35 therefore my chance is only the bank loan but i cannot afford to pay the 5% cash. however, up to this date, i have yet to received any letters from the HDB or the CPF board. thus, i left with no choice but to take 2 bank loans just to pay the 5% cash.
Now, when i am forced to leave my rental house due to the landlord is going to sell the house, I am left with no house again for my family to stay. I went to HDB and seek their help again. I dont even mind the Interim flat as i know this is only for 2 years as i know my BTO flat will be ready in 2014. However, i doubt that they will help. To people of HDB and MP. i know there are many people needing your help here and i am one of the desperates as i and my family of 7 will be homeless again in November. the open market for rental of HDB is expensive and way over my limit, how many more times am i suppose to climb your steps. Or are you waiting for me and my family to stay at the beach will then you do something? If PAP and MPs are the government, same as the HDB, turn us down, who do i ask for help then? I guess in years to come, i should make my Vote wiser than i did the last time.