Residents in Kai Tak Mansion are in a risk losing their home due to the clearance. What are their plans after the clearance of Kai Tak Mansion? Since September 2014, our centre has been concerning the issue and conducting street stations and home visits. In order to network the residents together, we have facilitated them to form a concern group to organize residents to discuss what could we do in face of the clearance issue, and built up a platform for helping each other to enhance the relationships of residents. Until now, we have held resident meeting for six times.
In last December, our concern group invited the Liaison Officer-in-charge of Home Affairs Department to attend our resident meetings and receive our petition letter. Later on our centre also deliberated the issue with representatives from the Home Affairs Department and Social Welfare Department in a meeting. The Home Affairs Department promised to assist the residents in Kai Tak Mansion to check the allocation status of the public housing application while the Social Welfare Department would build a referral system with us to assist the families in special needs.
In March, we also invited the legislative councilor, WU Chi-Wai to discuss the ways of cooperation with concern group members. Residents mostly anticipated that the government would intervene to assist the residents in Kai Tak Mansion. We will also continue to work with residents.