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 2021, you can then go to one of designated bookstores, and purchase the book at HKD75 discounted price by showing the confirmation email to the bookstore staff. 

Registration Period: 1st to 18th of February 2021
Pre-order Period: 19th February to 4th March 2021

Designated Bookstores:
    (1)    Hong Kong Reader Bookstore 序言書室
Address: 7F, 68 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok  (Exit D3 or E2 of Mong Kok MTR station)
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm

    (2)    Art and Culture Outreach艺鵠 
Address: 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong  (Exit B of Causeway Bay MTR station, opposite to Tin Lok Lane)
Opening Hours: 12pm to 7pm, every Tuesday to Sunday

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)
Appendix 2: Online Pre-order Registration Form (Chinese only)


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