Eligibility Criteria for Domestic Rental Units

For Housing Society's Group A Rental Estates

Currently, Housing Society has no newly-built rental estate, so we would not accept applications from the general public for Group A rental estates. As for limited casual vacancies, we would only accept applicants holding the following valid Hong Kong Housing Authority (Housing Authority) Public Rental Housing application numbers:

Family Size Application Number Date of Registration or Equivalent Date of Registration
(Equivalent date of regisgtration will be adopted if there is one in the application)
1 person under G1148842/U0155966 on or before 31 December 2004
2 persons or above under G1307801/U0307409 on or before 30 June 2012
Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant must be aged 18 or above, and prior to the date of the application having resided in Hong Kong for 7 or more years (according to the issuing date of the Hong Kong Identity Card), holding a Hong Kong Identity Card having (a) the right of abode in Hong Kong or (b) stay in Hong Kong not limited by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The applicant and all family members included in the application must be permanently residing in Hong Kong. Family member(s) who have not landed in Hong Kong cannot be included in the application.
  • If the application consists of one person only, the applicant must be an unmarried person, divorcee, widow/widower or married person whose spouse is not residing in Hong Kong and is not a holder of a Hong Kong Identity Card.

    If the application consists of two or more persons, the relationship between the applicant and other member(s) must either be husband and wife, parent(s), child(ren), unmarried sibling(s) or relative(s) depending on him/her and currently living together.

    (For all married persons listed in the application, their spouse and child(ren) under 18 years old must be included, unless final divorce documents with legal custody of child(ren) or death certificate of spouse can be produced. Only one of the married children of the applicant may be included in the application. A person under 18 years of age must apply together with his/her parents or legal guardian.)

  • Neither the applicant nor any family member listed in the application form owns residential property in Hong Kong in any form or manner directly or indirectly within 24 months prior to the date of application and up to the commencement of tenancy with Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS).
  • The applicant and all family member(s) included in the application must not be/have been an owner of any property purchased under any of the subsidised housing schemes operated by the Government, HKHS or Urban Renewal Authority. Those who have their names deleted from the relevant registers due to change in marital status can be exempted from this restriction.
  • The total monthly income and asset of the applicant and his/her family member(s) must not exceed the maximum limits as listed below. Such limits are subject to annual review.
    Maximum Monthly Family Income Limits & Family Asset Limits
    Family Size Maximum Monthly Family Income Limits
    (Effective from 1 April 2020)
    Maximum Family Asset Limits*
    (Effective from 1 April 2020)
    1 person $12,800 $266,000
    2 persons $19,430 $360,000
    3 persons $24,410 $470,000
    4 persons $30,950 $548,000
    5 persons $36,890 $630,000
    6 persons $40,840 $660,000
    7 persons $46,770 $703,000
    8 persons $52,310 $737,000
    9 persons $57,710 $815,000
    10 persons & above $62,980 $878,000
    *If all member(s) of a family is/are elderly person(s) of age 60 or above, the total net asset limit for the family will double the amount as shown in the above table (Effective from 1 June 2017).
    Group A Estates:
Monthly Rent of Hong Kong Housing Society's Group A Rental Estates:
Group A Estates Monthly Rent
(Effective from 1 April 2018)
Healthy Village Site III, North Point $1,339 to $2,143
Lai Tak Tsuen, Tai Hang $1,593 to $3,085
#Kwun Lung Lau Phase 1 (Redev) - Tower 1 & 2, Kennedy Town $2,019 to $5,031
(exclusive of rates)
#Kwun Lung Lau Phase 2 (Block A to F), Kennedy Town $1,412 to $2,465
Chun Seen Mei Chuen, Ma Tau Chung $1,351 to $2,143
Lok Man Sun Chuen, Tokwawan $1,351 to $2,872
#Ka Wai Chuen, Hung Hom $1,608 to $3,580
#Moon Lok Dai Ha, Tsuen Wan $1,167 to $2,095
Clague Garden Estate, Tsuen Wan $2,789 to $4,748
Cho Yiu Chuen, Kwai Chung $1,679 to $3,560
Broadview Garden, Tsing Yi $2,768 to $5,601
#Jat Min Chuen, Sha Tin $1,669 to $3,421
*#Tui Min Hoi Chuen, Sai Kung $925 to $2,397
#Verbena Heights, Tseung Kwan O $1,139 to $2,886
Lakeside Garden, Sai Kung $1,751 to $3,696
*without lift facilities
#applications from 1 person household are acceptable

For Housing Society's Group B Rental Estates

(Application for Group B Rental Estates was closed as from 1 July 2011.)
Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant must be aged 18 or above, and prior to the date of the application having resided in Hong Kong for 7 or more years (according to the issuing date of the Hong Kong Identity Card), holding a Hong Kong Identity Card having (a) the right of abode in Hong Kong or (b) stay in Hong Kong not limited by the Hong Kong Immigration Department. The applicant and all family members included in the application must be permanently residing in Hong Kong. Family member(s) who have not landed in Hong Kong cannot be included in the application.
  • An application should consist of at least two persons. The relationship between the applicant and the other family members must be either:
    • Applicant and spouse
    • Applicant and children
    • Applicant and parents
    • Applicant and unmarried siblings
    • Applicant and a relative depending on him/her and at present living together

    (For all married persons listed in the application, their spouse and child(ren) under 18 years old must be included, unless final divorce documents with legal custody of child(ren) or death certificate of spouse can be produced. Only one of the married children of the applicant may be included in the application. A person under 18 years of age must apply together with his/her parents or legal guardian.)

  • Neither the applicant nor any family member listed in the application form owns residential property in Hong Kong in any form or manner directly or indirectly within 24 months prior to the date of application and up to the commencement of tenancy with Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS).
  • The applicant and all family members included in the application must not be/have been an owner of any property purchased under any of the subsidised housing schemes operated by the Government, HKHS or Urban Renewal Authority. Those who have their names deleted from the relevant registers due to change in marital status can be exempted from this restriction.
  • The total monthly family income of the applicant and his/her family member(s) must be within and the family asset not exceeding the limits as listed below. Such limits are subject to annual review.
    Maximum Monthly Family Income Limits & Family Asset Limits
    Family Size Monthly Family Income Limits
    (Effective from 1 April 2020)
    Maximum Family Asset Limits*
    (Effective from 1 April 2020)
    2 persons $19,431 - $30,950 $360,000
    3 persons $24,411 - $36,890 $470,000
    4 persons $30,951 - $46,770 $548,000
    5 persons & above $46,771 - $57,710 $878,000
    *If all members of a family is/are elderly person(s) of age 60 or above, the total net asset limit for the family will double the amount as shown in the above table (Effective from 1 June 2018).
    Group B Estates:
Monthly Rent of Housing Society's Group B Rental Estates:
Group B Estates Unit Monthly Rent
(Effective from 1 April 2018)
Healthy Village(Redev), North Point
Small (2-3 persons) $4,323 to $4,743
Medium (3-4 persons) $5,630 to $6,625
Large (4-5 persons) $7,562 to $7,947
Prosperous Garden, Yau Ma Tei
Small (2-4 persons) $4,982 to $5,987
Medium (4-5 persons) $6,751 to $6,971
Large (4-6 persons) $7,540 to $8,257
Bo Shek Mansion, Tsuen Wan
Small (2-3 persons) $3,201 to $3,476
Medium (3-4 persons) $4,575 to $5,031
Large (4-7 persons) $7,122 to $7,452
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