The latest phase of Express Flat Allocation Scheme (EFAS) invites applications from 25 July to 14 August 2018. Eligible public rental housing (PRH) applicants may receive express allocation of PRH flats through this scheme.
Upon fulfilling the seven-year residence requirement and holding a valid chance of flat allocation, applicants with a valid PRH application which has registration date or equivalent registration date on or before 31 March 2017 are eligible to apply; irrespective of whether they have previously joined the scheme or not. The Housing Department (HD) will send invitation letters to all eligible applicants. Those who are eligible and interested in joining this scheme may call the Housing Authority (HA) Hotline if they have not received the invitation letter by 2 August.
EFAS is launched subject to the availability of housing resources. Most of the flats offered under EFAS are vacant flats in older housing estates in various districts including the Outlying Islands and the New Territories, while some are in the Urban and the Extended Urban Districts. Those estates are equipped with fairly comprehensive facilities in terms of transportation, shopping, community services and medical care. A small number of flats, however, have been involved in unpleasant incidents, or have less attractive conditions in terms of floor level, orientation or internal layout. Some of these flats are offered with rent reduction periods.