Advancing Public Housing in Collaboration with Local and Central Governments Establishing the Platform of “Housing Supply Coordination Task Force”
Since the inauguration, Taipei City Mayor, Ko Wen-je has promised and resolved to build 20,000 of public housing within 4 years to make housing justice work. Taipei City Government actively increased public housing stock with multiple means to reach the goal that city government will activate construction of 20,000 public housing before year 2018. With this resolution, the number of household accounting for 0.68% of housing stock will increase to 5% in the long term to promise Taipei residents a better living environment. Department of Urban Development, Taipei City Government indicated that 7 projects of public housing have been completed and are for lease currently, as well as 570 household of joint-development residential building rented from Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation, with a total of 1,116 household. 526 household in two sites of Xinglong District will be expected to move in by March 2018.To set the goal, building 200,000 of social housing within 8 years, into practice, Ministry of the Interior has established the Platform of “Housing Supply Coordination Task Force” for those cities or counties have completed or will undergo social housing projects and like to learn and share the successful experiences to others. The first meeting will be co-organized by Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior and Department of Urban Development, Taipei City Government at first region of Xinglong Public Housing at 2 pm on January 23, 2017.Taipei City will share the topics, including: entire public housing policy and implementation, architectural design of public housing, management, maintenance and operation. Department of Urban Development, Taipei City Government will demonstrate social benefit facilities, such as: babysitting and child care services and long-term care, and the need of public space, such as villagers’ activity facilities and parking space considered in construction of public housing in the meeting. Furthermore, aseismatic design, sustainability, energy saving, barrier-free and smart community are also drawn up in the design of public housing to improve the quality of living. Through this meeting, local governments can not only communicate with central government and others, share and learn from each other to strengthen the effectiveness, but also share the joys and sorrows of the implementation of social housing under limited time and manpower.