The Housing Society held a computer ballot yesterday to decide the order to interview the first 3,902 families applying for the home starter loan. The ballot, monitored by the Independent Commission Against Corruption, was prompted by fears the first-come, first-served principle could not be applied as all the forms have to be posted. The families, who posted their applications when the scheme was launched last Friday, will be notified of the ballot results by mail and a list will be posted at the society's application section in Causeway Bay. A spokesman said: 'If everything goes smoothly, the first families can expect to get our eligibility certificates to buy flats in late June.' Up to yesterday, 10,400 forms had reached the society. A spokesman said it would still accept applications although only 6,000 loans were on offer. She explained some families might be screened out. Families with incomes not exceeding $70,000 a month, owning assets worth no more than $1.2 million, and not owning a home in the past 10 years are eligible to apply for the $600,000 loans.