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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Grand Sun proposes trust fund to build affordable homes for young

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by Sandy Li

    ... it announced plans to cooperate with young people to build affordable homes for them. Sun Tianyuan, a director at Grand Sun, said he wanted to do something about soaring home prices that put flats beyond the affordability of first-time home buyers. "I was once their age. I understand fresh graduates' hardship of being squeezed into tiny flats without toilets and windows. I felt ...

  2. News - China - HOUSING

    China to boost availability of affordable homes, says Xi Jinping

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 06:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China will increase the supply of land for homes and spend more on affordable housing projects, President Xi Jinping said in remarks reported on Wednesday, ... of affordable housing while market forces will govern the supply of other types of housing, Xi said. Property prices have climbed despite slower economic growth and government efforts to curb property ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong

    ... Joyce Ng and Dennis Chong 'Non-elderly' singles may get priority for rental flats A high-level housing committee will meet today to discuss ways to allow middle-aged single ... in December. Typically low-wage workers living in subdivided flats, they are considered to have urgent housing needs. But they have to wait longer than family applicants and those older than 60 who ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Pregnancy puts eviction from Sham Shui Po rooftop on hold

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and a private case." None of the residents were on government welfare of any kind and only one family was in line for public housing before the legal troubles began, said Sze Lai-shan, of the non-profit Society for Community Organisation. Most of the families added their names to the public housing queue when the legal row began. Rooftop homes- tin or concrete huts built atop tenements- ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    No rush for bargain flats on Lantau with sky-high management fees

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by FANNY FUNG

    ... for people and families too poor to buy privately but too well off for public housing. Some 12,500 applicants joined a ballot to buy the flats, with families that had at least one elderly member given priority in choosing homes. The 19-year-old development on Lantau has been used for public rental housing, but has struggled to attract tenants due to its remote location. The Housing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'My flat is 30 sq ft and infested with bugs': Poor forced into dismal housing shows need for rent control

    Posted May 04th 2014, 09:11pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and budgets about half that for his housing. That tends to get him a 30 to 40 sq ft cubicle, windowless and infested with bedbugs. “The so-called home is more like a store room where I put my belongings,” said Yeung, who once found a unit with fewer bedbugs but couldn’t afford the HK$2,400 rent. “The bed bugs were so bad in the past two places that I often preferred to spend the night ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    100,000 children’s families in queue for public rental flats

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com 100,000 children's families in queue for public rental flats The number of children whose families are in the queue for public housing has jumped 30 per ... Executive Leung Chun-ying to ease the shortage of government-subsidised housing, according to Sze Lai-shan of the Society for Community Organisation (Soco). "These families have to wait ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Watchdog urged to investigate building maintenance bid-rigging

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Watchdog urged to probe bid-rigging The competition watchdog was urged yesterday to investigate bid rigging in building maintenance projects to protect the city's homeowners. About a dozen members of the Property Owners ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    300 buyers compete per flat in Lantau scheme

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Olga Wong

    ... in the estate to Home Ownership Scheme flats as more than 80 per cent of the homes were vacant. The HOS is intended to offer affordable housing to buyers who cannot afford private property but are too ... buyers are competing for 34 subsidised flats put up for sale to people whose income is too high to qualify for public rental flats and too low to otherwise afford to buy a home. It means ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Tai Po apartment project sells 400 Mont Vert units in first day despite 'no viewing' rule

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Langi Chiang

    ... for bigger homes, as Mont Vert is priced below the secondary market, making a three-bedroom home affordable," said Sammy Po Siu-ming, Midland Realty chief executive for the residential property ...




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