HMHH is established to promote community-led conservation of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage, traditions and ethoses of Mei Ho House and Hong Kong through collection and preservation of artefacts, research, education and exhibition of Hong Kong’s community development, living environments and aspects of social life since the 1950s.
- To preserve aspects of Hong Kong life and to exhibit the way of life, living environments, culture and ethos of 1950s-70s Hong Kong through collection and preservation of artefacts, research, education and exhibition of household objects of early public housing residents.
- To arouse public awareness of the importance of conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and to interpret the historical, architectural, cultural and social significance of the historic building Mei Ho House through exhibitions, guided tours, and various cultural activities.
- To exhibit and interpret the development of Hong Kong’s public housing policies since the 1953 Shek Kip Mei Fire.
- To encourage cultural exchange between the local community and worldwide travelers through exhibition, guided tours and various cultural activities.
- To document the process of revitalising the historic building Mei Ho House into a youth hostel for the purpose of conservation research and education.