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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rising rents taking biggest toll on the poor

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Survey finds city's lowest earners spend nearly two-thirds of their income on housing Rising rents taking biggest toll on the poor At 59, Chiu Man-sun has found himself sleeping in fast-food restaurants and internet cafes, forced by rent increases to abandon his 200 sq ft subdivided flat. A few years ago, when the landlord asked for HK$3,200, up from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455649/rising-rents-taking-biggest-toll-poor
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Fire hazards still riddle Fa Yuen Street despite repairs after blaze

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by MICHAEL AU, Clifford Lo

    ... Michael Au, Clifford Lo and Ng Kang-chung Lessons from the Mong Kok tragedy last year have failed to take hold in the building's recent renovation Fire-hazard nightmare continues in Fa Yuen Street Illegal construction work, blamed for the high death toll in the deadly Mong Kok blaze last year, is back in evidence at the fire-damaged building. Renovation is largely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022161/fire-hazards-still-riddle-fa-yuen-street-despite-repairs-after-blaze
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Panel tipped to reject two key suggestions to ease housing crisis

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... and an increase in the supply of transition housing. "Honestly, this report may not have any highlights," Wong said. Another member, Andrew Lam Siu-lo, said while the report would reflect public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1403397/panel-tipped-reject-two-key-suggestions-ease-housing-crisis
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Elderly care home residents protest plans that will leave them homeless

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... one of 84 people at the feast who has lived in one of the 16 homes for 10 years or more. "How are they going to take care of us after evicting us?" he asked. For 86-year-old Lo ... else," said Lo, who suffers from heart disease. The government has said it would find places for some 300 residents who were officially subsidised and would help the rest if they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1319464/elderly-care-home-residents-protest-plans-will-leave-them-homeless
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Widow and son kicked out of 80 sq ft cubicle after rent raised from HK$2,650 to HK$3,950

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... in favour of the landlady, Lands Tribunal adjudicator Lo Wai-kwong told Tao: "I feel sorry for you. I really do. But there's nothing I can do under the current legal system." Lo said ... thought I was not tough enough to fight back." Tao and her son, who is happily enrolled in a school in the city, will have a couple of weeks to find another place, with Lo saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299554/widow-and-son-kicked-out-80-sq-ft-cubicle
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Development secretary Paul Chan floats idea of building flats in country parks

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Stuart Lau

    ... Lo Wei and Stuart Lau As city sets 10-year housing target amid acute land shortage, minister says the possibility of developing park spaces should be discussed Chan moots idea for country park flats The development minister has floated the idea of building flats on land in country parks, questioning whether such a controversial option was "untouchable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1306570/development-secretary-paul-chan-floats-idea-building-flats-country
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Poor forced outside as subdivided flats sizzle

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Poor forced outside as subdivided flats sizzle Most people would prefer to stay indoors during very hot weather, but for subdivided flat tenants, temperatures in their homes can sometimes be up to five degrees higher than those outside. A green group took 24-hour temperature measurements at three-minute intervals in five subdivided flats over the period from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295980/poor-forced-outside-subdivided-flats-sizzle
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Life of misery in shadow of the corporate giants

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Families living illegally on rooftops of industrial buildings say they cannot afford rents elsewhere Life of misery in shadow of the corporate giants People living in industrial buildings have their own story of how they landed in the cramped and undesirable conditions and have been unable to get out. They know that it is illegal to set up a home in industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277507/life-misery-shadow-corporate-giants
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Young cage home residents 'isolated from family'

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Young cage home residents 'isolated from family' Amid the public housing crunch, single people earning a low wage are taking up residence in subdivided flats and cage homes, but the cheaper rent comes with a steep emotional price: isolation from loved ones. More than 70 per cent of people living in such cramped places say their families have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1262379/young-cage-home-residents-isolated-family
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA tackles more shabby blocks in owner-initiated projects

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Sites in Sham Shui Po and Tai Kok Tsui go to next stage of demand-led plan that requires 80 per cent of owners to back redevelopment U.R.A. tackles more shabby blocks More run-down buildings in Sham Shui Po and Tai Kok Tsui have been selected for redevelopment if 80 per cent of the owners agree to it, the Urban Renewal Authority says. The two latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1271300/ura-tackles-more-shabby-blocks-owner-initiated-projects

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