Housing Society pledges full support to The Chief Executive’s 2021 Policy Address
The Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) welcomes the measures to increase housing and land supply in the 2021 Policy Address delivered by the Chief Executive and commits to render full support to the Government in increasing housing supply and providing decent accommodation for all.
HKHS is planning and building 25 projects to provide more than 40,000 housing units in the next 20 years, and most of which is slated for completion within the next ten years providing nearly 28,000 units of various projects, including estate redevelopment, subsidised sale flats, elderly housing, dedicated rehousing estates and redevelopment of urban squatter areas. HKHS upholds the principle of optimisation of land use in its project planning, and the development of the three urban squatter areas in Cha Kwo Ling, Ngau Chi Wan and Chuk Yuen United Village, with the number of housing units increased from the original estimate of 6,300 to 8,700, is one of the examples. On transitional housing, HKHS has provided more than 700 units and will continue to make good use of its existing housing resources to increase the supply of "T-home" units. Building a liveable city is also among the long-term goals of HKHS and more efforts will be dedicated to promoting decarbonisation and sustainable development.
Furthermore, HKHS will seek to adopt Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) and other innovative construction technology more widely in its housing projects, in view of the advantages in enhancing efficiency, quality and safety. Two housing projects, i.e. the elderly block at Jat Min Chuen in Sha Tin and the subsidised sale flats project at the dedicated rehousing estate in Hung Shui Kiu Phase 1, have already adopted MiC which will be further extended to more projects as appropriate.
In line with the Government policy on elderly services, HKHS will continue to set aside premises equivalent to about 5% of the total domestic gross floor area for welfare purposes in public housing projects wherever applicable.