The full article can be found in The Straits Times, Insight Section, Page B8, 13 May 2018.
ZACD Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Nicholas Mak, suggests a rethink of public rental flats, where many lower-income families live. These flats tend to be clustered in blocks, where there is stigma and a lack of a conducive living environment: “It can create low self-esteem.”
His idea is for rental flats to be mixed into owner-occupied blocks, so they are indistinguishable. It would be less efficient to target social services but to Mr Mak, that drawback is more than outweighed by the advantages: “It can better help them integrate into society.”
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