- Reverse mortgage
- Public housing issues
- Application for public rental housing
- Priority for the elderly
- Harmonious Families Priority Scheme (“HFPS”)
- Priority Scheme for Single Elderly Persons
- Elderly Persons Priority Scheme
- Special arrangements for elderly tenants
- Rent Assistance Scheme
- Housing subsidy policy
- Survey on household income
- Transfer of flats
- Tenants’ responsibilities
- Marking Scheme for Estate Management Enforcement
- Housing abuses
- General enquiries
- Maintenance and safety of property
- Redevelopment and acquisition of property
Public housing issues
Special arrangements for elderly tenants
Emergency Alarm System (“EAS”)
Elderly persons living either alone or in a household with all members aged 60 or above in a public rental flat may apply to the Social Welfare Department for a special grant for the installation of an EAS if they are Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. If they are not receiving CSSA, they may apply to the Housing Department for an EAS Grant if they satisfy the necessary requirements.
The Rent Allowance for Elderly Scheme (RAES) was launched as a pilot scheme in August 2001 to provide elderly applicants with an arrangement to receive a cash rent allowance to lease private accommodation in lieu of public rental housing (PRH).
The HA’s Subsidised Housing Committee agreed on 25 September 2003 to phase out the pilot RAES and no longer accept new applications.
Existing beneficiaries, upon expiry of their current private leases, can opt for PRH units or a cash rent allowance provided that they still meet the present eligibility criteria (Policies on Public Housing, the Hong Kong Housing Authority: Chapter 3, Section A).