Light Public Housing

The Chief Executive’s 2022 Policy Address has put forward that the Government will make use of government and private land, the long-term development plan of which will not be implemented in the near future, and adopt standardised simple design and the Modular Integrated Construction approach to build Light Public Housing units expeditiously in order to fill the short-term gap of public housing supply and improve the living conditions and quality of life of people living in inadequate housing at the soonest.

In order to scale up the project and expedite its implementation, Light Public Housing will be built under a Government-led approach. The target is to construct about 30 000 units in the coming five years (i.e. from 2023-24 to 2027-28). Light Public Housing will mainly cater for applicants who have been on the waiting list for traditional public rental housing for three years or more, with priority given to family applicants.

Light Public Housing, a large-scale social project with very significant social function and value, helps narrow the wealth gap by optimising social resources to assist the disadvantaged. Focusing on people’s livelihood and the difficult problems that have beset our community, Light Public Housing is not just an empty talk but an initiative which truly addresses people’s concerns and difficulties in daily life, so that those with the most pressing need in the society can receive the most practical assistance.