Homes in Transition: Youths’ Experiences in Singapore’s Rental Housing

  • Derek Goh
  • T. C. Chang


Introduced in 2009, the Interim Rental Housing (IRH) Scheme provides rental flats on a temporary and shared basis to Singaporean families that are unable to obtain or afford public housing. By outlining key elements of the country’s public housing program, we highlight how the IRH is perceived by youth residents in relation to a broader “landscape of affection” embedded within conventional housing. These accounts allow for a broader understanding of the social–structural causes of “unhomeliness” in the IRH estate, as well as the micro homemaking strategies initiated by youth residents.


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  • Derek Goh
    • 1
  • T. C. Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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