New Online Platform for Emergency Housing During Crises

09 Mar 2024 News

Ever wished there was an easy way to lend a helping hand during national crises, like the recent pandemic? Well, get ready, because a new online crisis portal is on its way, and it’s all about using residential properties for emergency housing when the going gets tough.

In a recent joint press release from the Ministry of National Development (MND) and, they spilled the beans about a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed to make this happen. Picture it: a platform where homeowners can list their properties, and folks in need can find emergency housing during tough times.

This initiative comes as a breath of fresh air, especially after the challenges we’ve faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember when borders closed, and some of our neighbors found themselves in need of temporary housing? Well, this crisis portal aims to make sure we’re better prepared for such situations in the future.

So, how does it work? Homeowners who want to pitch in can list their properties on the portal, setting out details like how long folks can stay, whether it’s family-friendly, and if pets are welcome. Then, those in need can hop onto the platform, check out the available properties, and find a place that suits their needs.

And get this: it’s not just about helping out during crises. This is the first time Singapore’s seen a public-private partnership like this, expanding emergency housing solutions to include residential homes alongside hotels and government chalets. It’s all about communities coming together when it matters most., the property portal behind the magic, will handle all the nitty-gritty operational stuff, from system enhancements to maintenance checks, so the platform’s always ready to go in a crisis.