Housing & Social Services

Housing & Social Services

Public Housing and Subsidised Home Ownership Schemes

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Public Rental Housing for the Needy

It is the Government's housing policy to provide subsidised public rental housing for citizens who cannot afford private rental housing. Check out the eligibility criteria and application procedures for public rental housing of the Hong Kong Housing Authority.

Public Rental Housing for the Needy

Allocation Status of Public Rental Housing Application

The Housing Authority aims to provide the first flat offer to general applicants (i.e. family and elderly one-person applicants) at around three years on average. Check the approximate highest public rental housing application numbers currently under detailed vetting.

Allocation Status of Public Rental Housing Application

Harmonious Families Priority Scheme

Under the Harmonious Families Priority Scheme, public housing applicants choosing to live with or close to their elderly parents/dependent relatives will have their waiting time shortened for six months.

Harmonious Families Priority Scheme

Housing for the Elderly

Learn about the subsidised housing schemes and specially designed flats targeted to the elderly.

Housing for the Elderly

Sale of Home Ownership Scheme Flats

The Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) becomes a regular part of the government’s housing policy. The Hong Kong Housing Authority is responsible for producing the new HOS flats and working out the implementation details. The latest batch of about 7,000 new HOS flats will invite applications in September 2020.

Sale of Home Ownership Scheme Flats

Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme

The Housing Authority reviewed the Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme (GSH) pilot project and endorsed regularising the GSH in January 2018. After the sale exercises of GSH 2018 and GSH 2019, the HA has considered the persistent and ardent demand for subsidised sale flats in society. The HA endorsed that the recovered flats from estates under the Tenants Purchase Scheme (TPS) will be put up for sale together with the sale of GSH flats and the sale of Home Ownership Scheme flats. About 2,637 new GSH flats (including about 525 re-sale flats) and about 800 recovered TPS flats will be put up for sale in May 2021. Only Green Form applications are accepted.

Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme

HOS Secondary Market

Green Form Status
Public housing tenants and Green Form Certificate holders can purchase in the HOS Secondary Market flats sold under the HOS, Private Sector Participation Scheme, Tenants Purchase Scheme , Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Pilot Scheme or Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme.

 

White Form Status
The eligible White Form applicants allocated with quotas under the White Form Secondary Market Scheme (WSM) can purchase in the HOS Secondary Market flats sold under the HOS, Private Sector Participation Scheme, Tenants Purchase Scheme as well as flats after five years from the date of first assignment under Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Pilot Scheme.

HOS Secondary Market

Online Services for Public Rental Housing Tenants

Public housing tenants can check online their rent payment history and penalty points accrued under the Marking Scheme for Estate Management Enforcement.

e-Services for Public Rental Housing Application

Public Rental Housing applicants can access "Easy Form Filling for PRH Application" or "Quick Updating of PRH Application" to fill in their e-application forms, view their application status, change their application particulars and their Detailed Vetting appointments (Date/Time).

Evaluate Your Eligibility for Public Rental Housing Online

Make use of this online function to evaluate your eligibility for applying the Hong Kong Housing Authority’s public rental housing.

HeBROS – Inspection of HA Building Records Online

Housing Electronic Building Records Online System (HeBROS), developed by the Independent Checking Unit, enables registered users to inspect and place orders online for copies of building records of properties owned and divested by the Housing Authority. You can register via MyGovHK.

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Last review date: May 2021