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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 31 March 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

1252 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 Organisation Contact Number
Central & Western 山水摯友 (Chinese name only) 9095 5135
Hung Hom Hong Kong Lutheran Social Services ("HKLSS") 2109 1552
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
Yau Ma Tei Yau Ma Tei Concern for Resident Rights Association 8209 3232
Tsuen Wan Association for Tsuen Wan Development 2439 6660
Cheung Sha Wan People Service Centre Ltd 2728 0934

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: 2017.04.07