The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) launched the Interim Scheme of Extending the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) Secondary Market to White Form (WF) Buyers (the Interim Scheme) in January 2013. Eligible WF applicants allocated with quotas may apply for the Certificate of Eligibility to Purchase (CEP) from the HA and/or the Hong Kong Housing Society (HS) for purchase of a flat in the HA's HOS Secondary Market or the HS's Flat-for-Sale Scheme (FFSS) Secondary Market without the need to pay premium. The first round of the Interim Scheme in 2013 with a quota of 5000 was completed in April 2015 and about 2400 WF applicants achieved home ownership.
A new round of the Interim Scheme with a quota of 2500 was launched in August 2015 and was completed in May 2017 with around 1620 WF applicants achieving home ownership. The HA is now conducting a comprehensive review on the way forward.