Public housing estates in Shek Kip Mei

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Public housing estates in Shek Kip Mei are public housing in an area originally known as Kap Shek Mi in New Kowloon on the North Eastern Kowloon Peninsula of Hong Kong.

History[edit]

Hong Kong's public housing program was initiated by Governor Alexander Grantham following a major fire on 25 December 1953. The Shek Kip Mei area was the location of tens of thousands of makeshift homes of immigrants from Mainland China. The fire cost many lives, and left 53,000 people homeless.

The public housing program introduced "multi story building" with fire- and flood-proof construction. The clearance of the fire debris and demolition of the remaining makeshift houses paved the way for construction of the Shek Kip Mei Low-cost Housing Estate (石硤尾廉租屋邨).

Overview[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Chak On Estate 澤安邨 Public 1983 4 1,903
Nam Shan Estate 南山邨 Public 1977 8 2,849
Pak Tin Estate 白田邨 Public 1975/1993 20 8,758
Shek Kip Mei Estate 石硤尾邨 Public 1979/2007 11 7,363
Tai Hang Tung Estate 大坑東邨 Public 1980 9 2,101
Tai Hang Sai Estate 大坑西邨 Private 1965 8

Chak On Estate[edit]

Chak On Estate

Chak On Estate (Chinese: 澤安邨) is a public housing estate in Tai Wo Ping, Shek Kip Mei.[1][2] Formerly Tai Wo Ping Cottage Area (Chinese: 大窩坪平房區)[3][4] and built at a hill near Lung Cheung Road, the estate consists of 4 residential blocks completed in 1983.[5]

Houses[edit]

Name Type Completion
Lai Chak House Single I 1983
Wah Chak House Old Slab
Fu Chak House
Wing Chak House

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Nan Shan Estate[edit]

Nam Ming House, Nam Shan Estate

Nam Shan Estate (Chinese: 南山邨) is a public housing estate in Shek Kip Mei,[1] located near Tai Hang Tung Estate, Tai Hang Sai Estate and Yau Yat Tsuen.[7] It was formerly called "Kowloon Tsai". It comprises 8 residential blocks built in 1977.[8]

Houses[edit]

Name Type Completion
Nam Yat House New Slab 1977
Nam Fung House
Nam Lok House
Nam Ming House
Nam On House
Nam Tai House
Nam Wai House
Nam Yiu House

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Pak Tin Estate[edit]

Main article: Pak Tin Estate
Pin Tak Estate Phase 3

Pak Tin Estate (Chinese: 白田邨) is a public housing estate in Shek Kip Mei,[10] located between Shek Kip Mei Estate and Chak On Estate. It is currently the largest public housing estate in Shek Kip Mei.

Shek Kip Mei Estate[edit]

Main article: Shek Kip Mei Estate
Mei Ho House, Shek Kip Mei Estate near Tai Po Road

Shek Kip Mei Estate (Chinese: 石硤尾邨) is the first public housing estate in Hong Kong.[11] The estate was constructed as a result of a fire in Shek Kip Mei in 1953, to settle the families of inhabitants in the squats over the hill who lost their homes in one night.

Tai Hang Tung Estate[edit]

Main article: Tai Hang Tung Estate
Tai Hang Tung Estate

Tai Hang Tung Estate (Chinese: 大坑東邨) is a public housing estate in Shek Kip Mei,[12] located near Tai Hang Sai Estate and Nam Shan Estate.

Tai Hang Sai Estate[edit]

Main article: Tai Hang Sai Estate
Tai Hang Sai Estate

Tai Hang Sai Estate (Chinese: 大坑西邨) is a private housing estate in Shek Kip Mei, located between Shek Kip Mei Estate and Tai Hang Tung Estate, near MTR Shek Kip Mei Station. It consists of 8 residential buildings which were built in 1965 and 1977 respectively. The estate was built and managed by a privately owned company called "Hong Kong Settlers Housing Corporation Limited" (Chinese: 香港平民屋宇有限公司).[13]

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