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  1. News - Hong Kong

    PLA sites not for housing, says security chief Lai Tung-kwok

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 04:01pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... into residential housing. There have been suggestions that some idle or underused military sites should be rezoned for “community use” or the building of residential flats amid the current housing ... that it was eyeing one military site for housing. In February, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said the government was “working on” an idea for turning a PLA barracks in Kowloon Tong into a luxury ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1327913/pla-sites-not-housing-says-security-chief-lai-tung-kwok
  2. No concrete measures to rein in rising house prices

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong Soaring housing prices in the past year have made home ownership a more distant dream for most mainlanders and Premier Wen Jiabao's work report yesterday did little to address their hopes for fresh, concrete measures to rein in the boom. Wen said the central government would 'resolutely curb the precipitous rise of housing prices in some cities and satisfy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707821/no-concrete-measures-rein-rising-house-prices
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying ... are permanent residents of Beijing without a flat and those already enrolled for a unit in other government-subsidised affordable housing. The project, called Royal Scenery, is part of a broad plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1434747/getting-flat-new-affordable-housing-project-beijing-winning
  4. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Housing subsidy scheme targets low-income families

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 04:00pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu About 30,000 low-income people who are inadequately housed are expected to benefit from a subsidy launched by the Community Care Fund on Monday. The charitable trust has set ... Chi-kwong, hopes to identify a specific group of low-income people – those who do not receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and do not live in public rental housing. At present, he said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056388/housing-subsidy-scheme-targets-low-income-families
  5. Minister admits feeling pressure on home prices

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in major metropolises since 2005. The minister was questioned yesterday over the affordable housing scheme's inability to provide low-income families with cheaper homes. The scheme has been ... Raymond Li The central government has admitted it is under enormous pressure to rein in housing prices in the next two decades amid concerns that the high prices could lead to social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708050/minister-admits-feeling-pressure-home-prices
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Solution to affordable housing lies in increasing supply

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of stamp duty. Even so, home prices are still out of reach for many prospective buyers. The ultimate solution lies in a steady supply of new housing in the short and longer term. The chief executive has pledged to provide more affordable flats, but the progress still leaves a lot to be desired. He has to redouble efforts to make good on his promise. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513898/solution-affordable-housing-lies-increasing-supply
  7. Rent-free option debated in housing ruling

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Households that rely on welfare payouts could benefit Members of the Housing Authority will today consider options for complying with a court judgment on the rents charged for public housing tenants. It is expected these options will include allowing the 120,000 households that rely on welfare payments to live rent-free. They comprise one-fifth of tenants. The Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448409/rent-free-option-debated-housing-ruling
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - MAINLAND

    Affordable-housing sales poor in tier-one mainland cities

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Big-city affordable-housing sales weak Sales of government-subsidised housing in Shanghai and Beijing have been disappointing because those who qualify for such flats cannot afford the high purchase prices, agents and property analysts say. "The sales of affordable housing in Shanghai are not good because the qualifying salary ceiling is too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1154007/affordable-housing-sales-poor-tier-one-mainland-cities
  9. Xiamen unveils scheme to boost affordable housing programme

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Municipal authorities in Xiamen, Fujian, have unveiled a housing scheme to widen access to affordable homes, a move in line with efforts to shore up the broader mainland ... according to Gao Shirui of a government office overseeing welfare housing. Affordable housing programmes were introduced on the mainland in 1998 and modelled on public schemes in Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664489/xiamen-unveils-scheme-boost-affordable-housing-programme
  10. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    China Saite to focus on affordable housing on mainland

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:28am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com China Saite focuses on affordable housing China Saite Group, a Jiangsu-based provider of steel structures and prefabricated residential buildings, plans to focus on developing affordable housing with a HK$425.8 million Hong Kong listing plan. Established in 1998, China Saite paid back all its outstanding bank borrowings last year. Shares ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1336906/china-saite-focus-affordable-housing-mainland

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