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Two Building Rehabilitation Subsidy Schemes Launch their Third-Round Application Starting Tomorrow

The Operation Building Bright 2.0 Scheme (OBB 2.0) and the Fire Safety Improvement Works Subsidy Scheme (FSW Scheme) will commence their third-round application starting from tomorrow (1 April 2023) for a period of six months until 30 September 2023. 

Under the two Schemes, financial assistance will be provided to eligible owners for carrying out the necessary building inspections and repairs required by the Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme (MBIS), and conducting fire safety improvement works to comply with Fire Safety Directions issued under the Fire Safety (Buildings) Ordinance.  The new round of application will further assist more building owners in carrying out proper maintenance and repair works to improve their living environment and the safety standard of their properties.

The criteria for the third-round application for OBB 2.0 have been relaxed.  Subject to meeting the specified limit of ratable value of the properties concerned, domestic or composite buildings aged 30 to 39 years with outstanding MBIS notices can now apply for the OBB 2.0 subsidy.  Meanwhile, in order to encourage owners of old buildings to take up building inspection and repairs proactively, owners of buildings aged 40 years or above and meeting the ratable value limit are now eligible to apply for the subsidy irrespective of whether MBIS notice has been served. 

The requirements and subsidy amount remain unchanged for the third-round application of the FSW Scheme.  Application results are expected to be announced by the end of 2023. 

Since the announcement of the third-round application for OBB 2.0 and the FWS Scheme in January 2023, the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has sent information about the two Schemes to flat owners and incorporated owners of buildings that match the application criteria.  Invitations have also been made to attend the online briefing session to be held on 3 April 2023.  In addition, the URA will partner with district organisations to approach owners of these buildings to help with their applications.

The application forms and guidance notes for these two subsidy schemes can be downloaded from URA’s Building Rehabilitation Platform (BRP) website ( starting tomorrow.  Application forms are also available at the following locations on the same day:

  • URA Headquarters: 26/F COSCO Tower, 183 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong;
  • URA Building Rehabilitation Division Office: Unit B, G/F, 777-783 Yu Chau West Street, Kowloon;
  • Urban Renewal Resource Centre: 1/F, No. 6, Fuk Tsun Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon;
  • URA’s Kowloon City Neighbourhood Centre: Units K & L, 1/F, Sunshine Plaza, 17 Sung On Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon;
  • Building Rehabilitation Resource Centre: 201 & 202, 2/F, eResidence, 8 Hok Yuen Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon; and
  • Home Affairs Enquiry Centres in different districts

Interested parties can apply for the Schemes online via the BRP website, or send the completed application form to the URA by post or in person, on or before the deadline.  Members of the public can call the Hotline at 3188 1188 or visit the BRP website for more details about the two building rehabilitation subsidy schemes.