The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA; traditional Chinese: 香港房屋委員會; pinyin: Xiānggǎng Fángwū Wěiyuánhuì) is the main provider of public housing in Hong Kong. Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use Public housing is a form of Housing tenure in which the property is owned by a Government authority which may be central or local Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders It was established in 1973 under the Housing Ordinance and is an agency of the Government of Hong Kong. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. A government agency is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the Machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ( see pronunciation; conventional short In the same year, the Resettlement Department and the Building Section of the Urban Services Department were merged to form the Housing Department, which acts as the Housing Authority's executive body. Urban Services Department ( was a government department in Hong Kong. Housing Department (房屋署 is a department of Hong Kong Government, managing Public housing estate that was built by Hong Kong Housing Authority in
Aside of public housing, HA is responsible for the management of public rental housing estates, interim housing estates, transit centers, flatted factories and ancillary commercial and non-domestic facilities such as shopping centers, market stalls and carparks. It also acts as the agent for the government when it comes to clearing land, as according to its own words "preventing squatting and implementing improvements in squatter areas. " 
At the time of the creation, members of the HKHA were as follows:
The Authority operates the Tenants Purchase Scheme, the Home Ownership Scheme and the Private Sector Participation Scheme. Tenants Purchase Scheme (TPS is a scheme which allows tenants in Public housing estates under Hong Kong Housing Authority to purchase their flats Home Ownership Scheme ( Chinese 居者有其屋計劃 HOS for short is a Housing programme carried out by Hong Kong Housing Authority in Hong Kong
The Authority it operated a loan scheme for low income home buyers, which provided interest-free loans of up to HK$530,000 or monthly mortgage subsidies of up to HK$3,800 to help low-income individuals or families to buy their own flats.
More than 8,000 low-income families are subsidised, although the scheme was halted in 2003 pending a review. In June 2004, the definitive scrapping of the scheme was announced.
The Hong Kong Housing Authority Headquarters are located at 33 Fat Kwong Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon. Ho Man Tin ( or Ho Mun Tin is a mostly residential area in Kowloon, Hong Kong, part of the Kowloon City District. Kowloon refers to an urban area in Hong Kong made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east The Hong Kong Housing Authority Exhibition Centre is located nearby at 3/F, Homantin Plaza, 80 Fat Kwong Street. The Hong Kong Housing Authority Exhibition Centre is managed by Hong Kong Housing Authority.