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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) PRH applicants who have passed the detailed vetting and whose eligibility for allocation of PRH has been established;
    (ii) Persons under Civil Service Public Housing Quota or Special One-off Housing Allocation for Junior Civil Servants 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) for less than 10 years (from the date of Assignment of his/her TPS flat with 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 the applicant must apply as a family unit; and the owner(s) is/are able to complete the formalities for execution of the deed of assignment of the TPS flat currently owned and occupied within three months from the date of signing the ASP for the purchase of an HOS flat, or within the one-off extension of three months as may be granted by the HA before attending the formalities for the completion of the sale and purchase and paying the balance of the purchase price of the flat purchased.


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