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Mission & Vision

History

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Milestones

The Lord Mayor of London donated a sum of 14,000 pounds from its Air Raid Distress Fund to the Hong Kong Social Welfare Council. Anglican Bishop of Hong Kong, the Reverend R. O. Hall took the lead to set up the Hong Kong Housing Society aiming to help solve the housing problems.

The Hong Kong Housing Society was formally established as a statutory body under Hong Kong Ordinance Chapter 1059.

The first rental housing estate in Hong Kong, Sheung Li Uk, was completed in Sham Shui Po to provide low-rental housing for the low-income families. At present, there are 20 rental estates under the Housing Society, providing around 32,000 units.

The first project of Urban Improvement Scheme was implemented in Kennedy Town where old buildings were pulled down and redeveloped into Mei Sun Lau. Over 30 such projects have been developed thereafter.

The first Rural Public Housing estate Tui Min Hoi Chuen was completed in Sai Kung mainly to rehouse the boat residents affected by reclamation.

The Housing Society started to implement the Flat-For-Sale Scheme with the first project Clague Garden Estate completed in 1989. A total of 10 projects have been developed with over 10,000 flats.

The Housing Society was appointed by Government to implement the Sandwich Class Housing Loan Scheme. A total of $2.7 billion had been given out. Besides, 10 estates under the Sandwich Class Housing Scheme have been built providing 8,920 flats. The first project Tivoli Garden in Tsing Yi was completed in 1995.

The Housing Society was appointed by Government to implement the Home Starter Loan Scheme. 33,437 loans have been granted within five years totaling $14.8 billion.

With the support of Government, the Housing Society launched the Senior Citizen Residences Scheme to provide a quality life style for the middle-income elderly. Two projects, namely Jolly Place and Cheerful Court, have been completed in 2003 and 2004 respectively with a total of 576 flats.

The Housing Society adopted a new 2-tier governance structure comprising the Supervisory Board and Executive Committee. New corporate mission and core values were set out.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Urban Renewal Authority for the Housing Society to undertake seven redevelopment projects.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Housing, Planning & Lands Bureau for the Housing Society to launch the Building Management and Maintenance Scheme with $3 billion for the coming 10 years.


The Housing Society Academy was established to nurture housing talents and promote professional development in housing.

The first Elderly Resources Centre in Hong Kong was set up to promote "ageing in place".

The first city revitalisation project was launched in Sham Shui Po to improve the living environment of old districts. Similar projects were carried out in Kwai Tsing, Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Sai Kung, Islands, Eastern District, Yuen Long and Tuen Mun.

Taking the opportunity of its 60th Anniversary, the Housing Society adopted the new corporate logo to reflect the unique characteristics of the organisation.

Redevelopment of Kwun Lung Lau (Phase1) was completed.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Development Bureau and the Housing Society for the Building Maintenance Grant Scheme for Elderly Owners.

The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Tanner Hill Senior Residences was held to signify a new milestone of quality living for the elderly.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Development Bureau and Urban Renewal Authority to jointly launch the Operation Building Bright.

The Housing Society acquired the commercial building at 1063 King's Road as long-term investment and for own use.

The Housing Society and the Urban Renewal Authority consolidated their building maintenance subsidy schemes into the unified and comprehensive Integrated Building Maintenance Assistance Scheme.





The Housing Society announced the redevelopment of Ming Wah Dai Ha based on the Integrated Redevelopment Model.

The Housing Society launched the Joyous Living platform to provide quality retirement living to the elderly with better financial means.

The Housing Society launched its first urban redevelopment project in Sham Shui Po, Heya Green, for sale.

To tie in with the Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme and Mandatory Window Inspection Scheme to be implemented by Government, the Housing Society rolled out the Voluntary Building Assessment Scheme to encourage owners to take the initiative to properly manage their buildings.

The "Ageing-in-Place" Scheme was launched in the rental estates to address the housing, healthcare and social needs of the elderly tenants.



Greenview Villa, a subsidised sale flats project at Tsing Luk Street, Tsing Yi, was launched to assist middle-income families in home purchase. Market response was enthusiastic.

The mixed development project "Harmony Place" in Shau Kei Wan, providing private flats and elderly rental units, will be launched to promote "cross-generation harmony". It is scheduled for completion in 2014.

The Housing Society took over the operation and services of Jolly Place, breaking new ground in elderly housing business. The first Residential Care Home for the Elderly of the Housing Society, namely the Hong Kong Housing Society Jolly Place Care Home, also commenced operation.

The Elderly Safe Living Scheme was launched jointly with The Building Surveying Division of Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors to enhance home safety for the elderly owners of private buildings.

 

The Housing Society was granted Gold Award (Social Enterprise Category) at the 4th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Presentation Ceremony.

 









The Housing Society took over the operation and services of Cheerful Court and the Cheerful Court Care Home.









The urban renewal projects Heya Delight and Heya Star in Sham Shui Po were launched for pre-sale and were well received by market.

Harmony Place in Shau Kei Wan was completed with 216 private sale flats and 60 elderly rental flats, promoting “cross-generation harmony”.







Heya Crystal and Heya Aqua in Sham Shui Po were launched for pre-sale and were well received by market.







The first Subsidised Sale Flats Project Greenview Villa at Tsing Luk Street in Tsing Yi was completed and handed over to the owners.







The Housing Society Elderly Resources Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary.







The quality elderly housing project in North Point, The Tanner Hill, was completed and available for lease application.

Greenhill Villa, the second Subsidised Sale Flats Project at Siu Lek Yuen Road in Sha Tin, was launched for pre-sale to eligible persons.

 

Last Updated: Apr 2016


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