This video features the origin of Hong Kong’s public housing and its evolution in planning, design, building and management over the past 60 years. It also depicts how the Housing Authority strives to fulfill its mission of “housing for all”.
The video shows the effort of Hong Kong Housing Authority in building a sustainable community for the public housing estates in the full portfolio of its work, from planning and development of public housing to estate management and maintenance.
Since the first resettlement estate completed in Shek Kip Mei in 1954, Hong Kong's public housing has significantly improved in planning, design, building and management while keeping pace with the development of Hong Kong in the past six decades. Time has changed but our commitment for providing quality homes to those in need remains unchanged.
The innovative method and caring attitude we have adopted in the demolition of Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate is showcased in this video.
Our efforts in preserving the clusters of trees, which are all over 30 years old, during the redevelopment of Shek Kip Mei Estate help to sustain the green shades and emotional ties of the community.
In recent years we have been working to install lifts in public housing estates to enhance pedestrian access for tenants, particularly the elderly and the disabled. Also, we have adopted a universal design strategy for new estates, which works well for tenants of all ages and with different physical conditions.