For property owners who have applied for the Common Area Repair Works Interest-free Loan and still have difficulty paying for the repair works to the common area of their building, the Government may provide a Common Area Repair Works Hardship Grant up to a maximum of $10,000 for each household.
Registered owners who are Hong Kong Identity Card holders and belong to any of the following categories are eligible to apply for the Hardship Grant:
Recipient of Old Age Allowance (OALA);
Recipient of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance;
Owner aged 60 or above or disabled, and holder of a Medical Fee Waiver Certificate; or
Owner aged 60 or above or disabled, and within the income and asset limits below:
Monthly Income Limit
Once the government gives its approval-in-principle for the Common Area Repair Works Interest-free Loan, an individual owner of a residential unit fulfilling one of the above criteria can apply for a common area repair works hardship grant up to a maximum of $10,000.