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Senior Citizen Residences Scheme

Urban Renewal Project

Quality Elderly Housing Project

Subsidised Sale Flats Project

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Rental Estate
20 rental estates located on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon and the New Territories currently provide homes for about 86,000 people. All are designed to meet the needs of low-income families with rents at a discount to market price.
Urban Improvement Scheme
Commenced in the early 1970s, projects under this Scheme are built to improve the living environment in dilapidated urban areas. Over 30 projects have been redeveloped after pulling down the old buildings to provide a total of 5,620 flats. The flats are sold at full market value to the general public.
Rural Public Housing
Three rural housing projects have been built in Sai Kung and Sha Tau Kok. They are provided for families in rural areas whose homes have been cleared for redevelopment. The flats are rented or sold at concessionary rate. In 2013, Government invited the Housing Society to develop more rental flats in the restricted area of Sha Tau Kok to cope with the increasing demand of the local population.
Flat-For-Sale Scheme
Launched in the late 1980s, ten projects with a total of 10,360 flats are located throughout Hong Kong under this Scheme. Similar to the Home Ownership Scheme of the Housing Authority, the flats are sold at a discount to meet the ownership aspirations of low to middle-income families. In line with Government policy, flat production under this Scheme has ceased since late 2002.
Sandwich Class Housing Scheme
Launched in the early 1990s amid the surge of property prices, ten residential developments across Hong Kong provide a total of 8,920 flats for the middle-income families. Flats are sold at concessionary prices to eligible families and subject to resale conditions. Flat production under this Scheme has been suspended since 1998.
Full Market Value Development
Upon the suspension of the Sandwich Class Housing Scheme, three projects under development have been converted to private properties for sale to the public at full market value. These include Cayman Rise in Kennedy Town, Mountain Shore in Ma On Shan and Serenity Place in Tseung Kwan O.
Senior Citizen Residences Scheme
This innovative Scheme for the middle-income elderly provides ‘one-stop’ homes with housing, recreation, medical and care facilities all under the same roof. Two pilot projects, Jolly Place in Tseung Kwan O and Cheerful Court in Jordan Valley, providing a total of 576 flats are leased for life to eligible senior citizens.
Urban Renewal Project
Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Urban Renewal Authority in 2002 , the Housing Society has undertaken five redevelopment projects in Sham Shui Po and one in Shau Kei Wan to provide a total of 1,531 private residential flats. All the six projects have been launched for sale between 2012 and 2015 and are warmly received by the market.
Quality Elderly Housing Project
Launched for lease in 2015, The Tanner Hill is a non-subsidised elderly housing project providing 588 age-friendly individual residential flats completed with lifestyle, home-care support, Chinese and Western healthcare, as well as skilled care services to create a quality retirement living for the residents.
Subsidised Sale Flats Project
In 2012, Government changed the original My Home Purchase Plan project in Tsing Yi to a Subsidised Sale Flats Project named Greenview Villa which provides 988 small-and-medium flats for sale at discounted prices to eligible people. Government subsequently entrusted the Housing Society with similar projects in Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Tseung Kwan O.

Last Updated: Mar 2017


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