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Definition of Green Form Applicants

Subject to detailed eligibility criteria on age, family composition, residence rule, etc. to be announced by the Housing Authority prior to the launch of each sale exercise, the following categories of persons are eligible for Green Form status in buying Home Ownership Scheme flats -

  (a) Households of Public Rental Housing (PRH) units under the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) (with the exception of tenants under conditional tenancies) or the Hong Kong Housing Society (HS);
  (b) Persons falling into one of the following categories who are holders of valid Green Form Certificates issued by the Housing Department (HD)/ Urban Renewal Authority -
    (i) Successful PRH applicants whose eligibility for allocation of PRH has been established;
    (ii) Junior civil servants under Civil Service Public Housing Quota, whose eligibility has been established;
    (iii) Clearees affected in clearance exercises initiated by the Government and victims of natural disasters whose PRH eligibility has been established;
    (iv) Clearees affected in urban renewal projects whose PRH eligibility has been established;
    (v) PRH residents whose eligibility for allocation of PRH flat has been established due to divorce/ splitting; and
    (vi) Former PRH tenants holding a Letter of Assurance issued by the HD whose eligibility for allocation of the PRH flat has been established.
  (c)

Staff of Estate Assistant grade of the HD who is holding a valid Letter of Assurance issued by the HD; and

  (d)

Recipients of the Rent Allowance for the Elderly Scheme (RAES) administered by the HA.

Definition of White Form Applicants

Subject to detailed eligibility criteria on age, family composition, residence rule, income and asset limits, property ownership restriction, etc. to be announced by the HA prior to the launch of each sale exercise, the following groups should be eligible for applying on White Form (WF) status:

  (a)

Households living in private housing;

  (b)

Family member(s) of households living in public rental housing (PRH) or any subsidised housing scheme units under the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) or the Hong Kong Housing Society (HS); and

  (c)

Flat owners and their authorised family member(s) under the Tenants Purchase Scheme (TPS) within 10 years from the date of Assignment for the purchase of their TPS flats from the HA can apply for the purchase of a flat under the sale exercise, with no restriction on income and net asset limits and domestic property ownership, on condition that they can complete the sale of the TPS flats currently owned and occupied within three months from the date of signing of the agreement for sale and purchase of the HOS flats, or within the one-off extension of three months as may be granted by the HA.


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