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Social Services - Special Projects

Yan Chai Residence


- Applications are now being accepted until the quota is filled.

- Currently, there are a limited number of  3-4 person units
  available for application (Type A applications will be considered in a higher priority).

Information of Yan Chai Residence

Yan Chai Hospital Board (YCH) had obtained a grant from Housing Bureau under the “Funding Scheme to Support Transitional Housing Projects by Non-government Organisations” to implement a transitional housing project - Yan Chai Residence (YCR). YCR aimed to alleviate and improve the living standards to families long waiting for public rental housing (PRH) and living in inadequate housing conditions or with imminent housing needs. Adopting the concept of “Social Capital Establishment” through the provision of employment consultation, skills training, individual case follow-up, matching saving and etc. to build among residents a small community with caring, mutual assistance, inclusiveness and sharing.


YCR consists of two residential buildings that provide a total of 212 living units, including 1-2 person units, 3-4 person units, 5 person units and accessible units. Each living unit is equipped with its own cooking space and a toilet with bathing facilities. In addition, YCR has its own communal recreational areas and activity venues. Additional recreational facilities at Hoi Shing Garden and Tsuen Wan Promenade are within walking distance to provide a pleasant living environment to YCR’s residents.


YCH had long established quality social welfare and healthcare services networks in Tsuen Wan area, including District Health Centre, community nannies, neighbourhood elderly centres, Chinese and dental clinics, pain treatment centres and etc.




YCR is located at 15 Hoi Hing Road (junction of Hoi Hing Road and Hoi Kok Street) with convenient transportation and well-equipped facilities, about eight minutes walk to the MTR Tsuen Wan West Station. Bus station is located nearby YCR to connecting to different places (eg. Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories).



 (Rendering drawings for reference only.)

Application Criteria

  • Type A:  Applicant(s) on the waiting list for PRH for not less than 3 years
  • Type B:  Applicant(s) living in inadequate housing conditions
  • Applicant(s) currently living in Tsuen Wan will be considered in a higher priority

Online Applcation

A) Online Applcation



B) Applications can choose one of the following ways to submit the application form:

 (i)   Mail to "Task Force on Transitional Housing, PO Box 183, General Post Office",
     with "Transitional Housing Application" marked on the envelope;
 (ii)  Fax to 3565 4382;
 (iii) email to; or
 (iv) Return the application form to the collection box at the Customer Service Center of the
    Hong Kong Housing Authority or the Cash Allowance Office of the Housing Department.

Rent and Period of Tenancy

Type of Unit1


Internal Floor Area

Monthly Rent
(including management fee)

1 to 2 person unit


Approx. 124 sq. ft.

Approx. $2,600

3 to 4 person unit


Approx. 190 sq. ft.

Approx. $3,800

5 person unit


Approx.406 sq. ft.

Approx. $4,900

Accessible Unit2


Approx.262 sq. ft.

Approx. $2,200

1 Applicants are required to choose the type of unit according to their residence/family size.

2 Applicants or their family members must have at least one disabled person with non-transient physical disabilities; the number of people living in a barrier-free unit is 1 to 2.

Monthly rent is capped at 30% of the prevailing PRH income limits of the relevant household types or the maximum rent allowance under Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme (CSSA).





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Project Status

  • Occupancy started in early September 2023.


Enquiry Hotline : 9506 5121 
Hotline Office Hour : 10:00am - 8:00pm Monday to Friday (except Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Email :

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This Project is subsidized by the "Funding Scheme to Support Transitional Housing Project by Non-government Organisations" of the Housing Bureau