Flats will not stay empty
I refer to the letter headlined, 'What a waste', from Maria Ma (South China Morning Post, August 9).
Lai Tak Tsuen is a public rental estate owned by Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS), an independent and non-profit-making organisation established in 1948. Casual vacancies in the estate will be allocated to tenants of other HKHS rental estates who wish to transfer to that estate or to eligible applicants whose names are on the General Waiting List of the Housing Department.
Since December last year, casual vacancies in the estate have been reserved for tenants affected by HKHS redevelopments. Allocation of the reserved units to clearees of Kwun Lung Lau and Tanner Hill commenced in May this year and all the casual vacancies will gradually be taken up by them. The HKHS is conscious of its role to provide affordable housing for the people of Hong Kong and will ensure that domestic units are allocated to eligible persons at all times.
J. WONG Assistant Director (Estate Management) Hong Kong Housing Society