Size of households applying for Public Rental Housing

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Dear Hong Kong Housing Authority staff,
I am writing to seek information on the captioned subject. Please answer the following questions under the Code on Access to Information.

According to the webpage https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/a...
As at end-March 2021, there were about 153 300 general applications for PRH, and about 100 500 non-elderly one-person applications under the Quota and Points System.

1. please explain the difference between general applications and the applications under the Quota and Points System by referring us to relevant web pages or documents.

2. please provide the no. of applications for Public Rental Housing based on the size of households: 1P, 2P, 3P, 4P, 5P+ and the no. of years they have been waiting similar to the table https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/c... (overall section).

A sample 2X2 table is provided as follows:

+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| no. of waiting years /household size | 1P | 2P | 3P | 4P | 5P+ |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| less than 1 year | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 1 - 2 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 2 - 3 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 3 - 4 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 4 - 5 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 5 years or above | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
Thanks in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,
Simon Wang

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8.6.2021.

In the meantime, please contact Ms LAW at 2761 7344 during office hours if
you have any enquiries.

Regards,
Miss Tracy LI
for Director of Housing

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From: "Simon Wang" <[FOI #656 email]>
To: "FOI requests at Hong Kong Housing Authority"
<[Hong Kong Housing Authority request email]>
Date: 19/05/2021 21:13
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Size of households applying
for Public Rental Housing

Dear Hong Kong Housing Authority staff,
I am writing to seek information on the captioned subject.
Please answer the following questions under the Code on Access to
Information.

According to the webpage
https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/a...

As at end-March 2021, there were about 153 300 general applications for
PRH, and about 100 500 non-elderly one-person applications under the Quota
and Points System.

1. please explain the difference between general applications and the
applications under the Quota and Points System by referring us to relevant
web pages or documents.

2. please provide the no. of applications for Public Rental Housing based
on the size of households: 1P, 2P, 3P, 4P, 5P+ and the no. of years they
have been waiting similar to the table
https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/c...
(overall section).

A sample 2X2 table is provided as follows:

+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| no. of waiting years /household size | 1P | 2P | 3P | 4P | 5P+ |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| less than 1 year | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 1 - 2 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 2 - 3 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 3 - 4 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 4 - 5 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 5 years or above | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
Thanks in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,
Simon Wang

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Code on Access to Information, 香港房屋委員會

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Thank you for your application for access to information of 19.5.2021.
Further to our email on 28.5.2021, please find below our reply -

(1) General applications and the applications under the Quota and Points
System

According to paragraph 1.2 of the Application Guide for Public Rental
Housing (Revised in February 2015) (the Application Guide)1 of the Hong
Kong Housing Authority (HA), the applications for allocation of PRH units
are categorized into general application and application by non-elderly
one-person applicants.

General application covers ordinary families, Single Elderly Persons
Priority Scheme, Elderly Persons Priority Scheme and Harmonious Families
Priority Scheme. For details, please refer to paragraph 2.3 to paragraph
2.6 of the Application Guide.

For application by non-elderly one-person applicants, PRH units will be
allocated according to the Quota and Points System (QPS). For details,
please refer to paragraph 2.7 of the Application Guide.

(2) Number of Applications and Average Waiting Time for Public Rental
Housing

It is the Government and HA’s objective to provide PRH to low-income
families who cannot afford private rental accommodation, with the target of
providing the first flat offer to the general applicants (i.e. family and
elderly one-person applicants) at around three years on average. The
average waiting time target of around three years is not applicable to
non-elderly one-person applicants under QPS. As such, we do not compile
waiting time statistics for QPS applicants.

Annually, HA conducts a special analysis of the situation of housing
general applicants as at end-June each year. The analysis covers, among
others, the waiting time distribution of general applicants who have waited
for PRH for over three years and without any flat offer by household size.
For the latest analysis as at end-June 2020, please refer to Table 5 of
HA’s Subsidised Housing Committee Paper No. 5/20212 .

If we can be of any assistance in the future, please feel free to contact
us again.

Note
1 The Application Guide is available on HA’s website:
https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/c...

2 The document is available on HA’s website:
https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/c...

Regards,
Miss Tracy LI
for Director of Housing

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From: Code on Access to Information/HD/HKSARG
To: [FOI #656 email]
Date: 28/05/2021 12:38
Subject: Code on Access to Information Application No.: 170/2021 -
Number of Applications and Average Waiting Time for Public
Rental Housing

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Thank you for your application for access to information of 19.5.2021.
Please be informed that your application is now under processing, we are
unable to provide you with the information sought at this stage. According
to paragraph 1.16 of the Code on Access to Information, our department will
inform you of the latest progress of the case separately on or before
8.6.2021.

In the meantime, please contact Ms LAW at 2761 7344 during office hours if
you have any enquiries.

Regards,
Miss Tracy LI
for Director of Housing

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From: "Simon Wang" <[FOI #656 email]>
To: "FOI requests at Hong Kong Housing Authority"
<[Hong Kong Housing Authority request email]>
Date: 19/05/2021 21:13
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Size of households applying
for Public Rental Housing

Dear Hong Kong Housing Authority staff,
I am writing to seek information on the captioned subject.
Please answer the following questions under the Code on Access to
Information.

According to the webpage
https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/a...

As at end-March 2021, there were about 153 300 general applications for
PRH, and about 100 500 non-elderly one-person applications under the Quota
and Points System.

1. please explain the difference between general applications and the
applications under the Quota and Points System by referring us to relevant
web pages or documents.

2. please provide the no. of applications for Public Rental Housing based
on the size of households: 1P, 2P, 3P, 4P, 5P+ and the no. of years they
have been waiting similar to the table
https://www.housingauthority.gov.hk/en/c...
(overall section).

A sample 2X2 table is provided as follows:

+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| no. of waiting years /household size | 1P | 2P | 3P | 4P | 5P+ |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| less than 1 year | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 1 - 2 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 2 - 3 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 3 - 4 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 4 - 5 years | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
| 5 years or above | | | | | |
+--------------------------------------+----+----+----+----+-----+
Thanks in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,
Simon Wang

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