The funding period has ended in November 2020. As of November 2020, the Community Housing Movement has provided affordable transitional accommodation to 650 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, quoted in the Interim Social Impact Assessment Study Report prepared by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (commissioned by HKCSS), praise the positive impact to their well-being and their children's growth as living conditions and neighbourhood relations improve after having moved into social housing units. The Second Annual Review Report (Dec 2018 - Nov 2019) prepared by HKCSS also revealed that the average floor area per capita has increased by around 50% while the average monthly rental expense has decreased by nearly 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).