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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Life of misery in shadow of the corporate giants

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

    ... Families living illegally on rooftops of industrial buildings say they cannot afford rents elsewhere 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. T ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA tackles more shabby blocks in owner-initiated projects

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

    ... 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 More run-down buildings in Sham Shui Po and Tai Kok Tsui have been selected for redevelopment if 80 per cent of the owners ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    'Caged animals' with no other options

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

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com With a 10-year wait for public housing, some young single people find their problems get even worse when they move into cubicle flats 'Caged animals' with no other options For some young single people who earn very little, subdivided homes are the only option when they can no longer stay at home because of family problems. But living in cramped ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Young couple the first to get right to buy discounted second-hand HOS flats

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Joyce Ng

    ... Lo Wei and Joyce Ng Couple among the first to take advantage of scheme offering discounted second-hand homes Lucky 5,000 win chance to buy flats Avan Tsar was lucky enough to be among 5,000 people chosen to be allowed to buy a second-hand Home Ownership Scheme flat at a discount. But the 35-year-old was even luckier to have won the chance to buy one of 988 new flats ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Home Ownership Scheme flats attract queue at launch

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, LO WEI

    ... Johnny Tam and Lo Wei Revived subsidy scheme draws hundreds to check out 5,000 used public flats for sale as the Housing Authority expects cash balance to dip H.O.S. flats attract queue at launch Hundreds of homebuyers seeking bargains waited in line at the Housing Authority yesterday, to get application forms for 5,000 used government-subsidised flats put out under a revised Home ...

  10. 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 ...




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