23rd May 2020 – (Hong Kong) The “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund” is open for applications and continues to disburse subsidies.
The ASPM is implemented by the Property Management Services Authority (PMSA). As of today, the PMSA has received about 8,900 applications for the ASPM, of which over 6,900 applications have been approved. The approved applications involve subsidies of about HK$240 million and benefit more than 31,600 building blocks and around 60,700 front-line property management (PM) workers. Please refer to the website of the PMSA (www.pmsahk.org.hk/en) for the name of the properties for which applications have been approved.
The Government has launched the ASPM under the “Anti-epidemic Fund” to subsidise owners’ organisations (OOs) or PM companies of eligible buildings to provide the “Anti-epidemic Hardship Allowance” to the front-line PM workers. The ASPM will also provide the “Anti-epidemic Cleansing Subsidy” to OOs or PM companies. Phase I of the ASPM covers private residential and composite (i.e. commercial cum residential) buildings; whereas Phase II of the ASPM covers industrial and commercial buildings (including shopping malls).
The application deadline for the ASPM Phase I and Phase II is May 31 and June 15 respectively. Eligible PM companies and OOs are reminded to submit their applications to the PMSA as soon as practicable. For details on the ASPM, please contact the PMSA at 3696 1156 or 3696 1166, or visit the website of the PMSA.