History
And
Milestones

The Lord Mayor of London donated to set up the Hong Kong Housing Society

HKHS was
established at 1948

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.

1951

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

1952

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 rental housing estate, Sheung Li Uk
The first project of Urban Improvement Scheme, old buildings were pulled down and redeveloped into Mei Sun Lau

1974

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.

1974

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 project of Urban Improvement Scheme, old buildings were pulled down and redeveloped into Mei Sun Lau
The first Rural Public Housing estate was completed

1984

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

1984

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 first Rural Public Housing estate was completed

1987

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 Flat-For-Sale Scheme with the first project completed
The first Sandwich Class Housing Loan Scheme project Tivoli Garden was completed

1993

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.

1998

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.

1999

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

2000

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.

2002

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

2005

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, with an aim to contribute to nurturing housing talents, promoting knowledge sharing and professional development in housing and related services.

The first Elderly Resources Centre in Hong Kong was set up to promote the concept of age-friendly home so as to facilitate "ageing in place", through various public education and community involvement initiatives.

2006

The first city revitalisation project was launched in Sham Shui Po to improve the living environment of old districts. Other 9 projects were then carried out in Kwai Tsing, Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Sai Kung, Cheung Chau, Tin Hau, Peng Chau, Yuen Long and Tuen Mun.

The first city revitalisation project was launched

2008

Taking the opportunity of its 60th Anniversary, the Housing Society adopted the new corporate logo to reflect the unique characteristics of the organisation. The silhouette of a house with opening doors symbolises communications with the public and care for the community. The circular background signifies harmony within the Housing Society and the community it serves, whereas the red colour gives a joyous feel.

Redevelopment of Kwun Lung Lau (Phase1) was completed

Redevelopment of Kwun Lung Lau (Phase 1) was completed.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Development Bureau and the Housing Society

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

2009

The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Tanner Hill Senior Residences

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

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

2010

The Housing Society acquired the commercial building at 1063 King's Road

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

2011

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

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

2012

The Housing Society launched the Joyous Living platform

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, Heya Green

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 implemented by the Government, the Housing Society rolled out the Voluntary Building Assessment Scheme to encourage owners to take the initiative to properly manage their buildings.

2013

The Ageing-in-Place Scheme was launched in the rental estates

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

A subsidised sale flats project, Greenview Villa was launched, the Market response was enthusiastic

Greenview Villa, a subsidised sale flats project at Tsing Luk Street, Tsing Yi, was launched to help the middle-income families purchase homes. The Market response was enthusiastic.

The mixed development project Harmony Place was completed

The mixed development project "Harmony Place" in Shau Kei Wan was completed, with 216 private sale flats and 60 elderly rental flats in the same block, to promote the concept of "cross-generation harmony".

Jolly Place and the first Residential Care Home, Jolly Place Care Home also commenced operation

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, named the Hong Kong Housing Society Jolly Place Care Home, also commenced operation.

2014

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

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 Cheerful Court and the Cheerful Court Care Home

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 were launched

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

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

2015

Heya Crystal and Heya Aqua were launched

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 was completed

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 10 anniversary

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

The first non-subsidised quality elderly housing project, The Tanner Hill was completed

The first non-subsidised quality elderly housing project, The Tanner Hill, in North Point was completed and open for lease application.

2016

Greenhill Villa, the second Subsidised Sale Flats Project was launched for pre-sale

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

The City Revitalisation project, Tuen Mun River Footbridge was completed

The last City Revitalisation project, Tuen Mun River Footbridge, was completed.

The final Urban Renewal project, Heya Aqua was completd

2017

The final Urban Renewal project of the Housing Society Heya Aqua was completd and handed over to the owners.

The rental housing project Ying Hoi House was completed

The rental housing project Ying Hoi House in Sha Tau Kok Chuen was completed.

Mount Verdant and Terrace Concerto were launched for pre-sale

Two Subsidised Sale Flats Projects, Mount Verdant at Tseung Kwan O and Terrace Concerto at Tuen Mun, were launched for pre-sale to eligible persons.

The MIND-Friendly Home Exploration Centre was opened

The MIND-Friendly Home Exploration Centre, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, was opened to promote the concept of dementia-friendly home by showcasing home designs and practical décor as well as new technology that enable a dementia-friendly home environment.

2018

HKHS celebrated its 70th Anniversary.

“T-Home” schemes were launched to help increase the supply of transitional housing.

Set up HKHS Exhibition Centre to enhance public understanding of Housing Society and housing development in Hong Kong

Set up HKHS Exhibition Centre to enhance public understanding of Housing Society and housing development in Hong Kong.

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