11th July 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.
As of today, around 11,800 applications have been received for the ASPM, of which around 10,500 applications have been approved. The approved applications involve subsidies of over HK$370 million and benefit around 38,000 building blocks and 90 800 front-line property management workers.
The Government has launched the ASPM under the “Anti-epidemic Fund” to subsidise owners’ organisations or property management companies of eligible residential, composite (i.e. commercial cum residential), industrial and commercial buildings (including shopping malls) to provide the “Anti-epidemic Hardship Allowance” to the front-line property management workers. The ASPM will also provide the “Anti-epidemic Cleansing Subsidy” to owners’ organisations or property management companies. The Government enhanced the ASPM on May 30, 2020. In particular, the subsidised period has been extended for three more months to August 2020, and the cap on headcounts for the “Anti-epidemic Hardship Allowance” to be received by the front-line property management workers have been relaxed to 100 per eligible building block.
The application deadline for the ASPM is 15th July. Eligible owners’ organisations and property management companies are reminded to submit their applications to the Property Management Services Authority (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 (aspm.pmsahk.org.hk).