Can young S’poreans afford public housing in S’pore today?

An announcement by the Youth Wing of the Workers’ Party.

The Workers’ Party Youth Wing (WPYW) invites you to attend this seventh installment of the YouthQuake series of forums. This forum will bring together three Singaporeans who will share with you their unique insights and experiences on the current public housing affordability and policies. It promises to be an engaging and enriching session for everyone!

Selecting and financing a HDB flat

By William Hooi, 37, Teacher at Clementi Town Secondary School.

William will speak on his experience in getting his own HDB flat and share tips and budgeting techniques on selecting an ideal house.

Analysis of Facts and Figures

By Leong Sze Hian, an alumnus of Harvard University, he has authored 4 books, been quoted over 1000 times in the media , host of a radio show on money matters and a daily newspaper column, has been a Wharton Fellow and invited to speak more than 100 times in more than 20 countries on 5 continents. He has served as Honorary Consul of Jamaica, Chairman of the Institute of Administrative Management, the UNESCO Leadership Chair Council and founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Indonesia and Brunei. He has 3 Masters degrees in Financial Planning & Financial Services, 2 Bachelors degrees in Economics & Insurance, and 13 professional qualifications.

Mr Leong will share with us on HDB issues that matter the most – statistics and affordability. He will present his analysis of the facts and figures to give us a better picture of the affordability of HDB flats for young Singaporeans.

Bringing affordable housing back to the public

By Gerald Giam, 33, Senior Consultant with a global technology consulting firm and a member of the Workers’ Party.

Gerald will analyse the root causes of the current housing affordability crisis, and share his suggestions on how the system can be significantly improved to serve Singaporeans better. He will argue that there needs to be a fundamental shift in both policies and mindsets, in order to fulfil the core national objectives of providing truly affordable public housing for all citizens who need it.

Details of the forum:

15 May 2010,

Sat 2.30pm – 5.00pm

@ WP HQ, 216-G Syed Alwi Road, #02-03