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:
- Common Area Repair Works Subsidy
- Home Renovation Interest-free Loan
- Owners' Corporation Formation Subsidy
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
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.
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