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With effect from 1 July 2015, The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) integrates and enhances the Integrated Building Maintenance  Assistance Scheme (IBMAS) to tie in with the extension of its  service area to the whole of Hong Kong. The URA introduces the Green Item Subsidy (GIS) under the "Common Area Repair Works Subsidy" to encourage property owners to use environmentally-friendly building materials and install energy-saving facilities when carrying out building maintenance and repair works, with an aim to benefit more property owners living in unsatisfactory living condition.

The Integrated Building Maintenance Assistance Scheme covers 3 areas:

The URA will also handle applications of Building Maintenance Grant Scheme for Elderly Owners (BMGS) (administered by HKHS) and Building Safety Loan Scheme (administered by Buildings Department).

Integrated Building Maintenance Assistance Scheme (IBMAS)

As at 31 May 2016, the numbers of applications processed / handled by the Urban Renewal Authority are as follows:

Common Area Repair Works Subsidy / Common Area Repair Works Interest-free Loan

953 buildings are in progress of the applications for the above subsidy / interest-free loan.

(Remarks: Cease to accept application for "Common Area Repair Works Interest-free Loan" with effect from 1 July 2015)

Other Subsidy / Loan under the IBMAS

Home Renovation Interest-free Loan : 558 applications
Owners' Corporation Formation
Subsidy :
592 applications

The Urban Renewal Resource Centre (URRC) of the URA provides building rehabilitation information and application assistance for owners within URA's service areas. The URA has also partnered with various non-government organisations in Central and Western, Hung Hom, Hong Kong East etc.  to offer building rehabilitation supporting services to owners.

Details are listed below:

Service Area Organisation Contact Number
Central & Western 山水摯友 (Chinese name only) 9657 9870
Hung Hom Hong Kong Lutheran Social Services ("HKLSS") 2199 9383
Hong Kong East United Social Service Centre Ltd.("USSC") 2547 4444
Kowloon City Kowloon City District Resident Association ("KCDRA") 2766 2579
Mongkok/ Tai Kok Tsui The Mong Kok Kai Fong Association Ltd. Chan Hing Social Service Centre ("CHSSC") 2395 3107
Sham Shui Po Sham Shui Po Neighbourhood Cares Association ("SSPNCA") 9631 3691
Tai Po United Social Service Centre Ltd.("USSC") 2547 4444
Yuen Long Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee Ltd.("YLTH") 2476 7771

For application and enquiries, please call (Building Maintenance Assistance Schemes Hotline) 3188 1188.

Please click here to view the IBMAS television promotion



Last updated at: 2016.06.20