Hong Kong Housing Authority and Housing Department

Meeting Special Needs

Meeting Special Needs
Meeting Special Needs

When allocating public rental flats, we will take into consideration the special needs of particular tenants in order to cater for their individual housing needs:

  • Senior Citizens - Elderly persons can enjoy certain priority when applying for public rental flats.
  • Persons with Disabilities - We have special arrangements in flat allocation and facilities to cater for the needs of disabled persons.
  • Families with Problems - Families can seek help from the Social Welfare Department and apply for change of housing arrangements if disputes in the household create extreme difficulties for the family to live together.
  • Families with Financial Hardships - Tenants who encounter financial hardship can apply for rent assistance or apply to move to a flat with lower rent.
  • Tenants Affected by Estate Clearance - Tenants will be given ex-gratia allowance and be rehoused if eligible.
  • Clearees - Occupants affected by clearance operations will be rehoused if eligible.
  • Temporary Accommodation in Transit Centre - Temporary accommodation for homeless people who are affected by disasters, emergencies or government clearance operations.