What are the benefits?
HOUSING AND UTILITIES
· Conditional Housing Grant
$60,000 housing grant disbursed in annual instalments of $3,000 to mother’s CPF account
· Utilities Grant
$1,000 once-off grant to offset utilities charges
TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
· Training Advice and Employment Support
Ongoing advice provided on training courses, job placement and career counselling
· Training Incentives
Up to $6,000 worth of incentives for families who make efforts to do better and complete training courses that lead to better employment
· Employment Incentives
Up to $10,000 worth of employment incentives for full time working mothers.
SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
· Education Bursaries
Annual bursaries of up to $3,000 for each child attending pre-school to university to help pay for their educational expenses. This includes the savings to each child’s Child Development Account (CDA) and Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA) for their future educational needs.
· Mentoring and Family Support
Ongoing mentoring support and guidance to strengthen families as they work towards upgrading themselves and their families.
Free family planning.
Who can apply?
Your family can apply if:
- you are married or you are a widowed/divorced mother with child custody
- your gross household income is $1,700 or lower per month
- in families where at least one spouse or the widowed/divorced mother has a post secondary education, the individual income of each spouse or widowed/divorced mother should not be more than $1,200 per month to qualify
- the wife/mother is aged 35 years or below
- in families where at least one spouse or the widowed/divorced mother has a post secondary education, the wife/mother should be aged 30 to 35 years old to qualify
- both husband and wife must be Singapore Citizens; if one spouse is a Permanent Resident, the other must be a Singapore Citizen; if you are a widowed/divorced mother, you must be a Singapore Citizen
- you have up to 2 children who must be Singapore Citizens
- the husband or widowed/divorced mother is employed
Apply for the Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme at any Social Service Offices (SSOs) near you.
Social Service office @ Central-Singapore
HDB Hub Bizthree
490, Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #04-10
Tel: (65) 6370 9901
Social Service office @ North East
300 Tampines Ave 5
#06-01, NTUC Income Tampines Junction
Tel: (65) 6424 4000
Social Service office @ North West
900 South Woodlands Drive
#01-04, Woodlands Civic Centre
Tel: (65) 6767 2288
Social Service office @ South East
10 Eunos Road 8
#02-01, Singapore Post Centre
Tel: (65) 6243 8753
Social Service office @ South West
The JTC Summit
8 Jurong Town Hall Road, #26-06
Tel: (65) 316 1616
From 1 August 2013
Social Service office @ Jalan Besar
69 Jellicoe Road
Social Service office @ Kreta Ayer
4 Sago Lane
Background on HOPE
The HOPE scheme was introduced in 2004 to help young low-income families who choose to keep their families small. It aims to give these families a head start to improve their socio-economic status by upgrading their skills and investing resources in their children’s education.
Families are provided with benefits in the form of a housing grant, training grant and bursaries for their children’s education as well as incentives for employment and upgrading themselves. They also receive mentoring support.