Community Housing Movement is a social movement launched by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service with the joint efforts of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund), landlords, and NGOs/social enterprises, supported by the Government. Its objective is, through the provision of transitional accommodation and support services, to provide a short-term relief for individuals or families with proven need of transitional housing (e.g. in queue for Public Rental Housing (PRH) for not less than 3 years; those with other long-term housing arrangement); low income households currently living in dismal and inadequate housing conditions; and households in urgent need of community support.
In addition to the provision of transitional accommodation, qualified NGOs or SEs could become service operators to provide community-based social services and work with tenants to develop their capacity for living independently in the community after the service. The Community Chest of Hong Kong is the sole sponsor of the renovation and the social service provision, joined by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) which provides financial resources for HKCSS to operate as the housing intermediary.