Female graduate wants govt to make housing more affordable to young couples
Posted by temasektimes on August 14, 2012
Please give us Singaporeans subsidies for housing? We need a roof over our heads before we can make babies. But by the time we earn enough money to make a down payment for a house, we no longer have the energy or youth to want to have babies.
If you want to make sure people don’t abuse this privilege, you can always make us sign an agreement of some sort to ensure we make babies~?
Right now, housing price is impractically expensive. If it can be made affordable for us, it’ll be one less burden. As a woman, time is a great factor when it comes to pregnancy. I won’t wanna have a baby by the time I reach my 30s since the optimal age to get pregnant is in the 20s. But, as a uni grad, I graduated with almost nothing in my bank (came from a poor family) and I’m already in my mid twenties.
How many more years do I need then, to finally be able to earn and save enough for a house? In fact, it’s not even just house I’ve to save up for if I want to form a family. Everything is so expensive in Singapore now. By the time I save enough for the downpayment (4 – 5 years), I’d be in my 30s already. And during this period of saving and scrimping, my life will be very mediocre.
By the time I have a baby, the vicious cycle repeats itself to commit to the baby, caring for it, schooling it and etc. At the end of the day, I’ll look back and realise my whole life have been wasted just because I started saving up to get a house…
So, in the least, make housing affordable for Singaporeans who have intention of having babies.
*The above was first posted as a comment on Facebook