As at December 2019, the Community Housing Movement has provided transitional housing to about 310 families:
For more details, please refer to the Community Housing Movement website.
In addition to the number of flats provided, the Movement is also bringing about positive effects in different aspects.
Tenants, in interviews quoted in the First Annual Review Report (Nov 2017 - Oct 2018) prepared by HKCSS lately, praise the benefits to their well-being and their children's growth as living conditions and neighbourhood relations improve after having moved into social housing units. The Report also revealed that the average floor area per capita has increased by up to 40% while the average rental expense per month has decreased by around 30%.
The capacity of the Movement's partners was built. HKCSS has drawn up practice guidelines to support operators in the implementation and management of projects. Operators and frontline social workers acquire skills and knowledge in recruiting, matching and connecting tenant households, as well as in property maintenance and more.
The Movement is a successful demonstration of transitional housing. Social housing projects are being put forward or proposed by several organisations. Government measures to facilitate initiatives from the community are in place. [Note]
For instance, the Task Force on Transitional Housing has been set up under the Transport and Housing Bureau to co-ordinate and provide one-stop support for community-initiated projects (see paragraph 137, Transitional Housing, Budget Speech by the Financial Secretary, 2019-20 Budget); waiver fee, rent and associated costs are to be exempted for land applications related to the provision of transitional housing (see government press release issued on 18 April 2019).