HKCSS Tender Notice –Modular Social Housing Project – Call for proposals for Yip Shing Street project (Deadline: 26th November, 2021)

Modular Social Housing Project is a social housing project launched by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service with the supported by the Government and the joint efforts of Transport and Housing Bureau, Development Bureau, The Community Care Fund, private companies, and NGOs/social enterprises. The project adopts modular integrated construction approach to building transitional social housing on idle land available for short-term usage in an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way. The objective of the Project is, through the provision of transitional accommodation and support services, to improve the quality of life for those who have been waiting for the public rental housing for at least 3 years while living in indecent housing units. While providing transitional social housing, the project recruits NGOs/social enterprises to manage and provide community network building and support services so as to improve residents’ social capital and develop their capacity for living independently in the community. NGOs and social enterprises interested in providing innovative social housing services and/or in becoming our recognized service operator are welcome to submit a proposal. Particularly, the proposal is expected to suggest a way to organize residents to create a new service in response to the needs of residents and ...

“Transitional Housing Seminar”:Sharing Project Management Experience and Exploring Requirement and Specification of Transitional Social Housing

Transitional housing has become as one of the new housing initiatives since 2018. A number of transitional housing projects have been proposed and being implemented thereafter. Projects include social housing in privately owned vacant residential buildings, using “Modular Integrated Construction” method to construct transitional housing on vacant government lands and privately owned lands, converting vacant school premises to transitional housing and using hotels and guesthouse as transitional housing. And more and more non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participate into transitional social housing projects. Each project has various challenges, affecting their design and operation.   In order to enhance the capacity of NGOs to prepare the execution of transitional housing project, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service is going to hold a seminar named “Opportunities and Challenges of implementing transitional housing projects” on 28 October 2021. Representatives of NGOs undertaking transitional housing projects are invited to share their experience from preparation, site study, and local consultation to project design, construction management and housing operation, and discuss the users’ requirement, design principle and specification of transitional social housing. The Council members are invited to participate. The details of the seminar are as follows: Transitional Housing Seminar: Opportunities and Challenges of implementing transitional housing ...

Modular Social Housing Project – Service Operator Recruitment Briefing for Yip Shing Street project

Modular Social Housing Project is a social housing project launched by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service with the supported by the Government and the joint efforts with private companies, and NGOs/social enterprises. The project adopts modular integrated construction approach to building transitional social housing on idle land available for short-term usage in an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way. The objective of the Project is, through the provision of transitional accommodation and support services, to improve the quality of life for those who have been waiting for the public rental housing for at least 3 years while living in indecent housing units. While providing transitional social housing, the project recruits NGOs/social enterprises to manage and provide community network building and support services so as to improve residents’ social capital and develop their capacity for living independently in the community. The construction work for our third project in Yip Sing Street has commenced, and is expected to finish in mid-2022. We are now starting our process of recruitment of Service Operator.  We would like to invite all pre-qualified service operators to attend the briefing session scheduled for 23rd September 2021. Details of the briefing session are as followed:  Date: ...

The New Social Housing Book –《住:以人為主—— 社會房屋共生實踐》(Living: People-centred Co-living Practice of Social Housing) is now officially launched

What is “Living”? Under the distorted housing market, Hong Kong People, especially the grassroots, are living in a housing environment which is increasingly unaffordable albeit dwindling living space.  There is little they can do to improve their living space and livelihood. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service has published a new book (in Chinese) on social housing entitled 《住:以人為主——社會房屋共生實踐》(Living: People-centred Co-living Practice of Social Housing).  Based on 10 stories of social housing residents, elucidating 10 unique experiences of living, this book genuinely recollects and reflects on the process, experience, challenges and inspirations of a local housing experiment of "Housing x Social Service", redefines the meaning of living and housing, and explores alternative ways for the provision of affordable housing apart from the public and private housing. The book is now officially launched. The cover price is HKD 88. You are invited to purchase the book at the point of sales listed below: List of point of sales*: (1)    Hong Kong Reader Bookstore Address: 7F, 68 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok  Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm (2)    Art and Culture Outreach  Address: 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai  Opening Hours: 12pm to 7pm, every Tuesday to Sunday (3)    Luck Win Book Store ...

Welcome to Pre-order the New Social Housing Book –《住:以人為主—— 社會房屋共生實踐》(Living: People-centred Co-living Practice of Social Housing)

        What is “Living”? Under the distorted housing market, Hong Kong People, especially the grassroots, are living in a housing environment which is increasingly unaffordable albeit dwindling living space.  There is little they can do to improve their living space and livelihood. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service is going to publish a new book (in Chinese) on social housing entitled 《住:以人為主——社會房屋共生實踐》(Housing: People-centred Co-living Practice of Social Housing).  Based on 10 stories of social housing residents, elucidating 10 unique experiences of living, this book genuinely recollects and reflects on the process, experience, challenges and inspirations of a local housing experiment of "Housing x Social Service", redefines the meaning of living and housing, and explores alternative ways for the provision of affordable housing apart from the public and private housing. The book will be published in mid-February 2021. The cover price is HKD 88 and the pre-order discounted price is now HKD 75. You are invited to pre-order the book.  Those who are interested in the book can fill in the online pre-order registration form. Afterwards, you will receive a confirmation email from [email protected] between 16th to 19th of February 2021. During the period of 19th February to 4th March ...
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