- 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
Harmonious Families Priority Scheme (“HFPS”)
The HFPS offers priority to public rental housing applicants with elderly family members. Eligible families may opt to live in one flat or two flats which are close together, depending their choice of district and the number of flats available for their family situation.
HFPS applicants must fulfil the general eligibility criteria and the eligibility criteria for application by ordinary families, as well as the specific conditions set out in Items 2.7.2 and 2.7.3 of PRH-WL:
2.7.2 Opting to live in one flat with elderly parents or dependent relatives
(a) The Applicant's family must consist of at least two members, and at least one of them must be an elderly parent/dependent relative. The Applicant can select any WL district for PRH allocation.
(b) At the time of application, the elderly parent(s)/dependent relative(s) must have reached the age of 60 and be willing to live with the younger family member(s).
(c) Irrespective of whether the elderly person or another adult family member is the Applicant, both of them are required to sign an undertaking at the eligibility vetting interview to the effect that the younger member will take care of, and live together with, the elderly parent(s)/ dependent relative(s). The tenancy so granted will be terminated if the younger family member is subsequently found to have failed to comply with this condition.
2.7.3 Opting to live in two flats close together in the same district
(a) The Applicant's family must be a nuclear family, plus at least one elderly parent/dependent relative. They can opt for two flats close together in the same WL district (other than in the Urban district) by submitting two application forms.
(b) At the time of application, the elderly parent(s)/dependent relative(s) must have reached the age of 60.
(c) Should the application of the young family mature first, vetting for the eligibility of the elderly applicant will be advanced to coincide with the vetting for the young family. Both are required to sign an undertaking at the eligibility vetting interview to the effect that upon the allocation of flats, the young family will take proper care of the elderly parent(s)/dependent relative(s). All tenancies so granted will be terminated if the young family is subsequently found to have failed to comply with this condition.