The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) introduced in the past few decades various subsidised home ownership schemes, including the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), the Tenants Purchase Scheme (TPS), Home Purchase Loan Scheme and the Home Assistance Loan Scheme. Since 1997, we have also been operating the HOS Secondary Market Scheme (SMS), which provides an alternative for public rental housing (PRH) tenants to own a home. This in turn enables us to recover more PRH flats for allocation to families in need. An Interim Scheme to extend the HOS SMS to White Form buyers with a quota of 5 000 was implemented in 2013. One more round of the Interim Scheme with a quota of 2 500 was launched in August 2015. In response to the home ownership aspirations of the community, the Government announced in 2011 the resumption of the HOS. The HA is responsible for producing the new HOS flats and working out the implementation details. Following the pre-sale of the first batch and the second batch of new HOS flats in December 2014 and February 2016 respectively, we put up about 2 100 new HOS flats for pre-sale in end March 2017. The HA launched the Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Pilot Scheme in October 2016 to help Green Form applicants achieve home ownership, through sale of flats with prices set at a level lower than those of HOS flats, while releasing more PRH flats for allocation to those applying for PRH.
- Subsidised housing owners alerted to suspicious letters (26/02/2018)
- HA approves average selling prices and arrangements for Sale of HOS Flats 2018 and measures to refine implementation of Well-off Tenants Policies (14/02/2018)
- Review of Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme pilot project (30/01/2018)
- Review of Interim Scheme to Extend the HOS Secondary Market to White Form Buyers and results of special analysis of housing situation of general PRH applicants (30/11/2017)