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
Address: 3/F., 62 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok
Opening Hours: 11am to 7pm

(4)    HKUP Bookshop
Address: G/F, Run Run Shaw Heritage House, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 1pm to 5pm, Every Monday to Friday (closes on public and University holidays)

(5)    Kubrick Yau Ma Tei
Address: Shop H2, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St., Yau Ma Tei
Opening Hours: 11am to 8pm

(6)    Greenfield Book Store
Address: 2/F., 56 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm

(7)    HKTV Mall

*Point of sales would be continually updated. Please visit “socialhousinghk” Facebook page for details.

For enquiry, please contact our colleague at 3596 7128.

Introduction to Social Housing Movement
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service as a social housing intermediary platform has been actively promoting social housing since 2017. The Council has been implementing the “Community Housing Movement” and the “Modular Social Housing” projects, hence engaged different community stakeholders into the movement. Both projects make use of idle properties or lands to conduct various social housing experiments. Meanwhile, different social welfare organizations and social enterprises are engaged as service operators to incorporate a wide variety of people-based, innovative social service elements into social housing. The social housing movement initiated by the civil society aims to increase housing supply and enhance the living quality of grassroots families.

Appendix 1: Introduction and Preview of the Book (Chinese only)

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