Under Secretary for Housing Victor Tai (sixth right) chairs his first meeting of the Assessment Committee for the Funding Scheme to Support Transitional Housing Projects by Non-government Organizations in Hong Kong, Aug 30, 2022. (PHOTO / INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HKSAR)

HONG KONG – Transitional housing projects subsidized under a funding scheme to support such projects by non-government organizations in Hong Kong are in good progress, according to an assessment committee.

As of August 2022, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has identified sufficient land for providing about 21,700 transitional housing units.

The assessment committee for the fund on Tuesday convened a meeting, which was the first meeting chaired by the Under Secretary for Housing Victor Tai, after the reorganization of the government structure. 

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Analyzing the proposed design schemes of five transitional housing development projects, the committee said those need to be revised to provide more units.

A man walks past a housing building in Hong Kong on Aug 29, 2020. (MAY JAMES / AFP)The projects will be built at (1) Yau Ma Hom Road, Kwai Chung; (2) Choi Hing Road, Choi Hung; (3) Tsat Sing Kong, Pat Heung and Kam Tin, Yuen Long; (4) Area 1B2, Muk On Street, Kai Tak; and (5) Lok Wo Sha Lane, Ma On Shan.

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With the revised funding ceiling for each project and an additional 260 units, the five projects will provide a total of 2,415 transitional housing units.