- Web 800x531px 28.22cm x 18.7cm@72dpi
- HQ 3216x2136px 27.23cm x 18.1cm@300dpi
Hong Kong Building
Public housing in Hong Kong is a set of mass housing programmes through which the Government of Hong Kong provides affordable housing for lower-income residents. It is a major component of housing in Hong Kong, with nearly half of the population now residing in some form of public housing. The public housing policy dates to 1953, when a fire in Shek Kip Mei destroyed thousands of shanty homes and prompted the government to begin constructing homes for the poor.