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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.



(Chinese version only)

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 30 September 2017, 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

1401 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 :



Owners' Corporation Formation
Subsidy :



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


Contact Number

Central & Western

山水摯友 (Chinese name only)

9095 5135

Hung Hom

Hong Kong Lutheran Social Services ("HKLSS")

2109 1553

Hong Kong East

United Social Service Centre Ltd.("USSC")

3705 2321

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")

5611 7405

Tai Po

United Social Service Centre Ltd.("USSC")

2338 8041

Yuen Long

Yuen Long Town Hall Management Committee Ltd.("YLTH")

2476 7764

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: 2017.10.12