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Ageing in Hong Kong? Study on Local Elderly Housing and Multi-generational Living in Future

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In Hong Kong, public housing services are provided by quasi-independent authorities such as the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA), a statutory body * Affordable housing the government provides for lowincome residents

chiefly responsible for public rental housing* developments, or the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), a non-profit-making and self-financing organization.1 Due to the lack of resources, existing housing provision for elderly people is limited to the lowest-income group. Astonishingly, there are no housing projects specifically tailored for the elderly in the private market.2 There is a strong demand for the heavily subsidised public housing in Hong Kong, especially among the older generation because it offers such low rents. At present, there are 38.6% of elderly people living in public rental housing.3

1.01 Public Rental Housing Schemes for Elderly The elderly population is given priority in public rental housing allocation through schemes provided by HKHA. The average waiting period can thus be shortened from 4-6 years to just 2-3 years.4

Single Elderly Persons Priority Scheme This scheme started in 1985. Applicants must be at least 58 years old when they apply, and usually receive an allocated home when they reach 60.5

Elderly Persons Priority Scheme Any two related (or unrelated) older persons who are willing to live together in a 2-person unit can apply when they are 58, and receive an allocation at the age of 60.6

Year 5 Thesis  

Ageing in Hong Kong? Study on Local Elderly Housing & Multi-generational Living in Future

Year 5 Thesis  

Ageing in Hong Kong? Study on Local Elderly Housing & Multi-generational Living in Future

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