1. Living in subdivided units and having queued for Public Rental Housing (PRH) for not less than 3 years; Currently living in inadequate housing; or Low income family with urgent housing needs;
2. Having a full-time job or applied for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA); or Eligible for PRH application i.e. the income and total net asset not exceeding the limits set out by Hong Kong Housing Authority
3. The unit will give priority to applicants who have not benefited from other forms of social housing schemes
4. Successful applicants are committed to adhere to the project concept of Nam Cheong Street Modular Social Housing, are willing to contribute to the neighborhoods, and actively participate in volunteer activities, including sharing things & skills with the neighborhood, etc.
For enquiries, please contact the Hotline at 9726-9622. Application form and guideline can be downloaded at the following link: http://bit.ly/twghs-socialhousing
“Sharing Economy” is the main concept of the Jockey Club Incubating Community Participation through Modular Social Housing Pilot Programme, it aims to develop a new living model which allows the households to share their belongings, skills and time. Through the sharing of daily necessities, skills and time, the households can establish a strong neighbourhood network among the household and the community.
Library of Things: Set up a sharing platform to promote the concept of "Library is Everywhere”, encourage residents to contribute a small corner of their home to place their shared items to their neighbours.
Library of Skills: To recruit and explore the skills / knowledge of the residents, such as hair cutting, homework tutoring, cooking etc., so that the residents can share their skills with each other.
Library of Times: To promote the concept of "Time Sharing", households can earn time coupon by contributing their abilities or expertise, and exchange time coupon for the services and daily necessities they need.
Saving Matching Scheme: To encourage households to prepare for the future, we encourage households to participate in the Saving Matching Scheme, which based on a 1:1 matching principle, with a maximum of $200 per household per month. If the household save $4,800 for two years, the household will receive our matching grant of $4,800, as a contingency fund for completing the scheme, such as home moving and purchase of new home furniture.
This Project, named as Jockey Club Incubating Community Participation through Modular Social Housing Pilot Programme, was initiated by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service and sponsored by Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals was selected as service operator since December 2019.