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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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 (Phase 1) 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 its 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 adopting the Integrated Redevelopment Model.
The Housing Society launched the Joyous Living platform to provide quality retirement living to the elderly with better financial means.
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.
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 help the middle-income families purchase homes. The Market response was enthusiastic.
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.
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 mixed development project Harmony Place in Shau Kei Wan was completed with 216 private sale flats and 60 elderly rental flats, promoting "cross-generation harmony".
The rental housing project Ying Hoi House in Sha Tau Kok Chuen was completed.
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.
HS Academy Alumni Club was set up to provide opportunities for the youth to learn and serve the community.
The Housing Society launched the “Flat for Flat Pilot Scheme for Elderly Owners” to facilitate the circulation of subsidised sale flats so as to maximise the utilisation of public housing resources, while offering an alternative for the elderly owners.