Transitional Social Housing Service: Ying Wa Module Community (YWMC)

Background

In addition to advocating the long-term housing policy, SoCO proposes to provide affordable transitional housing for the grassroots in the leasing market. We believe that the participation and assistance of different sectors in the community can improve the housing quality, reshape the living quality of the beneficiaries, allowing their children to grow healthily from the very beginning of the life journey.

Project

Under the support from Transport and Housing Bureau, YWMC is supported by the funding from Community Care Fund. YWMC will be the first transitional social housing project in SoCO to adopt Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) method. With MiC method, YWMC can provide various type of units for different family sizes on adjusting the flat mix. And each unit contains a toilet and kitchen. To optimize the site utilization of vacant government land, we also design the public space for leisure usage.

Objective

YWMC aims to provide affordable rent, secure and short-term relief of housing demand for grassroots which are waiting for Public Rental Housing (PRH) and living in nasty condition so as to improve their living environment and quality of life. Also, we wish to build up the mutual support network between the residents and the community. As SoCO will consolidate and reallocating the resources at our service centers nearby and provide various social services to people who need. We hope that YWMC acts as a reference for the Government to develop community housing in the future.

Location: Ying Wa Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon (Next to West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts)

Building Height: 4-storey

Number of units: 140

Lease term: Not less than 2 years

Move-in: Expected to move in fourth quarter of 2021 or first quarter of 2022

Enquiry: 2713-9165 / 2725-3165 (Email: soco@soco.org.hk)