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Allocation Status

Public rental housing (PRH) applicants who have successfully registered on the Waiting List can check the latest allocation status.

Highest Investigation and Allocation Number (March 2014)

1. Approximate highest general Waiting List application numbers currently under investigation:

Family Size District
Urban Extended Urban New Territories Islands
2-person G 1 272 100 G 1 290 100 G 1 273 200 G 1 308 400
3-person G 1 250 200 G 1 307 700 G 1 254 000 G 1 272 300
4-person G 1 197 500 G 1 232 600 G 1 248 900 G 1 331 300
5-person G 1 197 400 G 1 248 900 G 1 247 500 G 1 330 100
6-person G 1 195 300 G 1 274 500 G 1 243 100 G 1 330 100
7-person or above   G 1 195 900   G 1 275 300   G 1 249 900   G 1 330 100

2. Approximate highest numbers of general Waiting List applications that have accepted public housing offers:

Family Size District
Urban Extended Urban New Territories Islands
2-person G 1 262 000 G 1 268 000 G 1 259 000 G 1 307 000
3-person G 1 235 000 G 1 246 000 G 1 244 000 G 1 270 000
4-person G 1 194 000 G 1 212 000 G 1 247 000 G 1 317 000
5-person G 1 194 000 G 1 213 000 G 1 237 000 G 1 289 000
6-person G 1 184 000 G 1 247 000 G 1 240 000 G 1 185 000
7-person or above   G 1 186 000   G 1 228 000   G 1 243 000   G 1 185 000

Note:

  1. Any change of address, family particulars, or in the choice of districts, etc. should be reported to us immediately. Failure to do so may affect an applicant's chance of flat allocation.
  2. Applicants must respond to all enquiries raised by us regarding their applications within the time specified.
  3. Waiting List applicants under the Elderly Persons Priority Scheme, Families with Elderly Persons Priority Scheme, who opt for one flat in the Harmonious Families Priority Scheme, or with a Waiting List application number not exceeding G1285792 / U0276927 (i.e. Waiting List applications with date of registration or equivalent date of registration on or before 30 September 2011) may choose to be allocated a public housing flat located in the Urban district (including Hong Kong Island and Kowloon).
  4. The highest numbers of applications on the Waiting List who have accepted public housing offers shown in Table 2 are for reference only. Owing to different circumstances of individual applications, applications with numbers registered before the highest application numbers shown in Table 2 may not have been offered a flat due to various reasons, e.g. not fulfilling the residence rule, addition or deletion of family members, special allocation needs recommended on health or family grounds, re-vetting of eligibility by us, etc.
  5. The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA)'s target is to maintain the average waiting time (AWT) for general applicants at around three years.  Waiting time refers to the time taken between registration on the WL and first flat offer, excluding any frozen period during the application period (e.g. when the applicant has not yet fulfilled the residence requirements; the applicant has requested to put his/her application on hold pending arrival of family members for family reunion; the applicant is imprisoned, etc).  The AWT for general applicants refers to the average of the waiting time of general applicants housed to PRH in the past 12 months.  The AWT target of around three years is not applicable to applicants under the Quota and Points System (QPS).

Highest Investigation and Allocation Number (March 2014)

1. Approximate highest Elderly Persons Priority Scheme application numbers currently under investigation:

Family Size District
Urban Extended Urban New Territories Islands
1-person U    336 200 U    346 600 U    310 700 U    343 800
2-person G 1 305 100 G 1 305 100 G 1 295 000 G 1 320 600
3-person   G 1 297 300   G 1 325 700   G 1 292 800   G 1 320 600
2. Approximate highest numbers of Elderly Persons Priority
Scheme applications that have accepted public housing offers:
Family Size District
Urban Extended Urban New Territories Islands
1-person U    312 000 U    317 000 U    283 000 U   324 000
2-person G 1 301 000 G 1 292 000 G 1 282 000 G 1 210 000
3-person   G 1 291 000   G 1 270 000   G 1 262 000   G 1 205 800

Note:

  1. Any change of address, family particulars, or in the choice of districts, etc. should be reported to us immediately. Failure to do so may affect an applicant's chance of flat allocation.
  2. Applicants must respond to all enquiries raised by us regarding their applications within the time specified.
  3. Waiting List applicants under the Elderly Persons Priority Scheme, Families with Elderly Persons Priority Scheme, who opt for one flat in the Harmonious Families Priority Scheme, or with a Waiting List application number not exceeding G1285792 / U0276927 (i.e. Waiting List applications with date of registration or equivalent date of registration on or before 30 September 2011) may choose to be allocated a public housing flat located in the Urban district (including Hong Kong Island and Kowloon).
  4. The highest numbers of applications on the Waiting List who have accepted public housing offers shown in Table 2 are for reference only. Owing to different circumstances of individual applications, applications with numbers registered before the highest application numbers shown in Table 2 may not have been offered a flat due to various reasons, e.g. not fulfilling the residence rule, addition or deletion of family members, special allocation needs recommended on health or family grounds, re-vetting of eligibility by us, etc.

Applications under investigation

Non-elderly one person applications registered on the Waiting List under the Quota and Points System before 1 January 2014 and have reached the score point of

144 by 1 January 2014 are being arranged for investigation.

Applications having accepted public housing offers (March 2014)

The lowest scores for non-elderly one-person applicants on the Waiting List registered under the Quota and Points System of the Waiting List having accepted public housing offers in individual application districts are:

Urban 162 points
Extended Urban 160 points
New Territories 172 points
Islands 157 points

Since the number of non-elderly one-person applicants and public housing supply vary in different application districts, the lowest scores having accepted housing offers in individual districts may also vary. Applicants may reconsider their choice of district according to their preference and the urgency of their housing needs. However, the choice of public housing in the Urban district (including Hong Kong Island and Kowloon) is subject to restrictions stated in note 3 below. Furthermore, the relative priority of allocation depends on the points awarded under the Quota and Points System, which is related to the age of the applicant at the time of registration, and there may be more older applicants reaching the allocation stage in any given period, the lowest score having accepted housing offer in a particular district may increase when compared with that of the previous month.

Note:

  1. Any change of address, family particulars, or in the choice of districts, etc. should be reported to us immediately. Failure to do so may affect an applicant's chance of flat allocation.
  2. Applicants must respond to all enquiries raised by us regarding their applications within the time specified.
  3. Waiting List applicants under the Elderly Persons Priority Scheme, Families with Elderly Persons Priority Scheme, who opt for one flat in the Harmonious Families Priority Scheme, or with a Waiting List application number not exceeding G1285792 / U0276927 (i.e. Waiting List applications with date of registration or equivalent date of registration on or before 30 September 2011) may choose to be allocated a public housing flat located in the Urban district (including Hong Kong Island and Kowloon).
  4. The above lowest scores having accepted public housing offers are for reference only. Owing to different circumstances of individual applications, applications with scores higher than the above lowest scores may not have been offered a flat due to various reasons e.g. not fulfilling the residence rule, addition or deletion of family members, special allocation needs recommended on health or family grounds and re-vetting of eligibility by us, etc.

Noteworthy item (allocation of public rental housing flats with special circumstances)

Among the large number of public rental housing (PRH) flats, it is inevitable that a small number of them had been affected by special circumstances.  More serious ones involved suicide, homicide or accidental death inside the flat.  Others were once affected by loan shark harassment or serious drainage backflow.  This type of flats may have psychological effect on the applicants.  Based on the principle of rational allocation of public housing resources, we will allocate these flats together with other PRH flats through random computer batching to public housing applicants. If this type of flats is being allocated to an applicant, we will inform the applicant of the special circumstance(s) related to the flat in the offer letter.

These flats with special circumstances may have their merits in terms of district, transport network, ancillary facilities, layout, environment or orientation etc. If an applicant is informed of the allocation of this type of flats in the offer letter, we suggest the applicant to go to the estate for a flat inspection.  The applicant may also contact the estate office concerned for related information on the special circumstance and to learn more about the flat before making a decision as to whether to accept the offer. If the applicant finally decides to refuse such a flat, the allocation will not be counted as a valid allocation (except for flats self-selected through the various flat selection schemes such as Express Flat Allocation Scheme; Territory-wide Overcrowding Relief Transfer Scheme and Living Space Improvement Transfer Scheme for which the applicants have prior knowledge of the special circumstance(s)).

This Department will maintain lifelong data for flats with suicide, homicide, or accidental death which occurred inside the flat. Regarding other types of incidents, this department will remove the records after a reasonable duration from the occurrence of the incidents.  For example, record on “ex-tenant died inside flat for reason of sickness” will be removed after 10 years; loan shark harassment record will be removed after two years if no similar incident recurs.

Express Flat Allocation Scheme (EFAS)

Please click the following link “EFAS Web Page” to acquire updated information of EFAS.


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