Waiting time for public rental housing to increase within 5 years

It was already increased to 6.1 years in March 2022.

Residents eyeing to apply for public rental housing (PRH) in the next five years may have to wait a little longer for their application to be approved, according to the real estate firm, JLL.

As of March 2022, the waiting time is already at 6.1 years, the longest period of 23 years.

JLL said the anticipated increase in the waiting period was based on the supply targets and demand for PRH. 

Citing the Long Term Housing Strategy Annual Progress Report 2021, JLL said only one-third of the government's 1-year supply target or 105,000 public flats will be completed by 2026 or 2027.

This will not be enough to house the current 147,500 PRH applicants for PRH.

READ MORE: HongKong Land's three initiatives to combat housing-related social issues

JLL added that in the coming five years, the annual average production of PRH will likely be at 12,400, lower than the  13,800 average from the preceding five years.

 "Assuming the new application volume will continue at the current pace, we expect the number of pending applications will accumulate further and the average waiting time for PRH lengthen. As such, demand for public housing will likely stay well above supply by a large margin," JLL said.

Follow the link for more news on

Join Hong Kong Business community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!


‘Wall-less’ office tears down barriers to collaboration amongst AnyMind’s creatives
The office opens up for employees to collaborate, relax, feed off one another’s energy, and enjoy ‘happy hour’ and ‘mental space.’
Auction houses thrive on Asian millennials’ art-buying power
Millennials are seen to be particularly drawn to contemporary art as growth for Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips are highly anticipated in art hubs Hong Kong and Singapore.
Hong Kong’s livi bank launches game-changing app for SMEs
Going fully digital on opening accounts and approving quick loans to SMEs raises ‘livi Business’ disbursements to over HK$70m (US$8.9m) as of end-April.