Let’s Talk: Single parents need homes, too

Organised by AWARE

Everyone deserves a home. But Singapore’s housing policies create hardship for single-parent families. HDB’s complicated rules favour married couples, leaving single parents scrambling with frequent house moves, financial drain, strained family relationships, emotional stress and long waits, just for a place to call their own.

This must change. To mark International Day of Families, we warmly invite single parents and their children to engage with others from single-parent families through this in-depth dialogue session. As a supporter, the session will allow you to learn about the difficulties single parents face, and find out how you can help. 

Childcare can be arranged – please email with number of children and their ages, by 15 May

Through continued engagement with policy-makers, and valuable conversations with the public, we hope to see an end to the policies that disadvantage single-parent families.

(This dialogue is not open to media. Reporting on the points and issues raised are welcome, but no names and identities should be included. Representatives of the media will be required to identify themselves prior to the event, and no photos/videos are allowed without explicit consent.)

Read AWARE’s report on single parents’ access to housing here and accompanying Annexes here
Like the comics featured here? Check out the rest, telling real-life stories of single parents, here


About #asinglelove

#asinglelove is an initiative by AWARE, in collaboration with Kinetic Singapore and Daughters Of Tomorrow. #asinglelove seeks to support and empower single parents through our services and programmes, promote more supportive and equitable policies towards single parents and encourage more welcoming and inclusive attitudes towards single parents.

Event Date:
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Event Time:
AWARE Centre (5 Dover Crescent #01-22) Light refreshments will be served