Hi, im one of the tenant who stays in the Interim Rental Housing Scheme in Blk 46 Bedok South Ave 3..I've been living here since December 2011 while waiting for my 30mth debarrment from hdb to rent a flat..and now im waiting for a letter from HDB to give us a flat to rent on our own..
Well, im just sharing with the public what ive seen, went tru all these while im staying here.. My family of 5 were given a common room to stay with a monthly rent of $315 for the 1st 6mth and subsequently increase by $50-$80 after the 6 mth.. no doubt the rental prices were below market rates but living conditions were far beyond happy.. we are required to share the units with another family members which may consist of 2 people if your lucky or for my case, its 11 people in a family..so you can imagine how crowded the 3 room flat will be.ive seen so many quarrels and fights in this block.some end up injured or attempt to commit suicide due to the stress that we got to endure..the SP services bills were shared among 2 or 3 families.. yes there are even 3 families in a unit..so my questions to HDB or MCYS are.
1) do you think the solutions that you've given us are the best for the families especially when there a childrens? whom might be one of the unlucky ones to get to see 2 families fighting and walloping each other due to some disagreements?
2) will HDB or MCYS start to do something when more dead bodies found in the block? meaning when things get out of hand?
3) do you think is a good environment, a safe and comfortable place for families?
4) is this the way for government to help those in needs? for your info, i think im not the only victims to be in these situations.. when we voice out our concern to the agency (EM services), we were advise to practice tolerancy and consideration..have mutual agreements between 2 or 3 families..have you tried living in these situations of ours??
5)i hope government can change these scheme which we think are not working at all.. we do not live in peace, we lived in misery instead.. is it so difficult to give us a flat of our own be it rental or purchase? im just wondering sometimes, i saw many upcoming skyscrapers in town..but to give a proper shelter to us which we can called it a home..hmmm.. still a long way to go..