Modular Social Housing Project is a social movement launched by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service with the joint efforts of The Community Care Fund, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, private companies, and NGOs/social enterprises, supported by the Government. The project adopts modular integrated construction, in the most efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way, to build transitional social housing in idle land which available for short-term usage.
Its objective is, through the provision of transitional accommodation and support services, to improve the quality of life for those who wait for the public rental housing at least 3 years and live in indecent rental subdivided units. While providing transitional social housing, the project also provides social services to address the needs of grassroots. The project would recruit NGOs/social enterprise to manage and provide community networks and supports services, to improve tenant’s social capital and develop their capacity for living independently in the community.
The first project – Nam Cheong Street project is located in Sham Shui Po, providing around 89 household units for 1 person to 3 persons household, including 2 accessible units at the ground floor. The total no. of beneficiaries is around 150. Per capita floor area of each unit fulfilled the requirement of public housing, which is not less than 7 square meter. Each unit will have self-contained toilet and bathroom and an open kitchen for the use of electric cooker. The occupation is expected to start in first half of 2020, the application details will be announced in due course.