Public housing estates in Ho Man Tin

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Oi Man Estate viewed from Princess Margaret Road.

The following is an overview of public housing estates in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, including Home Ownership Scheme (HOS), Private Sector Participation Scheme (PSPS), Sandwich Class Housing Scheme (SCHS), Flat-for-Sale Scheme (FFSS), and Tenants Purchase Scheme (TPS) estates.

History[edit]

Overview[edit]

Name Type Inaug. No Blocks No Units Notes
Cascades 欣圖軒 Sandwich 1999 4 712 HK Housing Society
Chun Man Court 俊民苑 HOS 1981 12 1,800
Ho Man Tin Estate 何文田邨 Public 1998 9 4,738
Kwun Fai Court 冠暉苑 HOS 1999 2 300
Kwun Hei Court 冠熹苑 HOS 2000 1 796
Oi Man Estate 愛民邨 Public 1974 12 6,289
Sheung Lok Estate 常樂邨 Public 1998 1 358

Cascades[edit]

Cascades (Chinese: 欣圖軒) is a Sandwich Class Housing Scheme court in Chung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin, developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society.[1] It has 4 blocks built in 1999 and offering 712 units.[2]

Houses[edit]

Name Completion
Block 1 1999
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4

Chun Man Court[edit]

Chun Man Court (Chinese: 俊民苑) is a Home Ownership Scheme court in Ho Man Tin, near Oi Man Estate.[3] It consists of 12 blocks built in 1981.

Houses[edit]

Name[4] Type Completion
Man Fuk House Non-Standard 1981
Man Pan House
Man Lan House
Man Hor House
Man Chung House
Man Hoi House
Man Hung House
Man Hei House
Man Ming House
Man Oi House
Man Shui House
Man Yin House

Ho Man Tin Estate / Kwun Fai Court / Kwun Hei Court[edit]

Main article: Ho Man Tin Estate
Ho Man Tin Estate

Ho Man Tin Estate (Chinese: 何文田邨) consists of 9 residential blocks[5] and a shopping arcade,[6] including 8 blocks and the shopping arcade of Ho Man Tin (South) Estate (Chinese: 何文田(南)邨).[7]

Oi Man Estate[edit]

Oi Man Estate

Oi Man Estate (Chinese: 愛民邨) is a public housing estate on No. 12 Hill, Kowloon City District, Kowloon, Hong Kong.[8] It is the largest public housing estate in Kowloon City District. It has a total of 12 residential blocks which were completed between 1974 and 1975. It was officially opened by the Acting Governor Sir Denys Roberts on 20 November 1975.[9]

The estate was built at a cost of $186 million and comprises 6,200 flats designed to house some 46,000 residents based on the Housing Authority's former space allocation standards of 35 square feet per person.[9] The "authorised population" of Oi Man Estate has since been revised to 18,900 residents.[8] It was designed by Housing Department architects, and followed the 1970s estate design innovation of being planned as to "provide every convenience for its residents from banks, markets to barbershops."[9] To this end the estate opened with a three-storey air-conditioned commercial complex, a market, and cooked food stalls.

The British Hong Kong Government admired the construction of the estate because its construction showed improvements in public housing standards in Hong Kong.[10] Oi Man Estate was on the itinerary of Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Hong Kong in 1975. Leader of the British Conservative Party Margaret Thatcher also visited in 1977 and toured Tak Man House, commenting on the modern living conditions, cleanliness of the block, and the cool air circulating within the Twin Tower block's atrium.[11]

Houses[edit]

English name Chinese name Type Completion
Wai Man House 衛民樓 Twin Tower 1974–1975
Sun Man House 新民樓
Tak Man House 德民樓
Tun Man House 敦民樓
Shun Man House 信民樓
Chiu Man House 昭民樓 Old Slab
Chung Man House 頌民樓
Hong Man House 康民樓
Kin Man House 建民樓
Lai Man House 禮民樓
Po Man House 保民樓
Kar Man House 嘉民樓

Sheung Lok Estate[edit]

Sheung Lok Estate

Sheung Lok Estate (Chinese: 常樂邨) was built on the former site of Sheung Shing Street Temporary Housing Area, the estate has only one residential building built in 1998.[12][13]

House[edit]

Name Type Completion
Sheung Lok House Small Household Block 1998

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