Hong Kong Housing Authority and Housing Department

Housing Subsidy Policy & Policy on Safeguarding Rational Allocation of Public Housing Resources
("Well-off Tenants Policies")
Frequently Asked Questions

Housing Subsidy Policy & Policy on Safeguarding Rational Allocation of Public Housing Resources
("Well-off Tenants Policies")
Frequently Asked Questions
Matters relating to Policy Implementation


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Matters relating to Declaration Arrangements


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Matters relating to Income Declaration


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Matters relating to Asset Declaration


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Matters relating to Private Domestic Property Ownership in Hong Kong


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Matters relating to the Social Welfare Department (SWD)’s Disability Allowance (DA)


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Arrangements under Special Circumstances


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Note 1 to Note 7
  1. Waiting time refers to the time taken between registration for PRH and first flat offer, excluding any frozen period during the application period (e.g. when the applicant has not yet fulfilled the residence requirement; the applicant has requested to put his/ her application on hold pending arrival of family members for family reunion; the applicant is imprisoned, etc.). The average waiting time for general applicants refers to the average of the waiting time of those general applicants who were housed to PRH in the past 12 months.
  2. If we adopt the 2017-18 PRHILs as the basis for calculation, with reference to the results of the General Household Survey conducted by the Census and Statistics Department in the fourth quarter of 2016, PRH households with a level of income at five times the PRHILs are within the top 5% households in terms of income across different household sizes in Hong Kong.
  3. If we adopt the 2017-18 PRHILs as the basis for calculation, with reference to the results of the General Household Survey conducted by the Census and Statistics Department in the fourth quarter of 2016, a four-person PRH household with a level of income at five times the PRHIL ($135,250) are within the top 4% of four-person households in terms of income in Hong Kong.
  4. The Sale of Home Ownership Scheme Flats 2016 included Ping Yan Court in Yuen Long and Ka Shun Court in Sha Tin. The number of flats of Ping Yan Court in Yuen Long accounted for about 91% of the flats sold under the Sale of Home Ownership Scheme Flats 2016. By applying a 30% discount, the average selling price of a flat (i.e. $53,200 per m2 of SA) with a SA of 40 m2 was about $2,130,000.
  5. The assessed market value of the development was $101,500 per m2 of SA. By applying a 40% discount, the average selling price was $60,900 per m2 of SA, and the average selling price of a flat with a SA of 40 m2 was about $2,440,000.
  6. If we adopt the 2017-18 PRHILs as the basis for calculation, the asset limit for a four-person family is $2,710,000.
  7. Including Territory-wide Overcrowding Relief Transfer Exercise, Living Space Improvement Transfer Scheme and Transfer of Tenants occupying Converted One-person Flats; and arrangements involving additional public housing resources (including household splitting and divorces cases) and addition of household members.
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