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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plight of Hong Kong's cage-home dwellers 'worse now than 25 years ago'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in a cage, but wait has just begun More than 25 years ago, Ho Hei-wah took up advocacy work after witnessing the plight of Hong Kong's cage-home dwellers. Back then, he had never thought ... about a place to sleep. It affects the emotional and psychological well-being of a whole family," he said. "It's not a new topic." This year's Hong Kong ArtWalk, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444585/plight-hong-kongs-cage-home-dwellers-worse-now-25-years-ago
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    More Hong Kong public flat tenants caught breaching the rules

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Report shows more tenants are being caught using public housing illegally or throwing objects from flats as bureau steps up action Big rise in flouting of public flat rules The number of public flat tenants caught flou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436586/more-hong-kong-public-flat-tenants-caught-breaching-rules
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan for 215,000 new flats eats into Hong Kong's green belts

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by Olga Wong

    ... into green belts A home-building plan aimed at tackling Hong Kong's chronic housing shortage looks set to eat up swathes of green belt and community sites in satellite towns in the New ... cent of the target, will be derived from rezoning on Hong Kong Island. Two sites were identified, in Central and Western District. Central and Western District Council vice-chairman Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412134/government-paper-shows-152-sites-where-215000-flats-will-be-built
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rising rents taking biggest toll on the poor

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

    ... a permit to join him in Hong Kong, but they expect to wait at least several years before being allocated a flat. Chiu is among a group of people termed "N-nothings" who are not recipients ... participants said reintroducing a rent control policy and a regular low-income subsidy would be the most effective way to help them make ends meet. One interviewee, a single mother who came to Hong ...

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

    Lantau plans may help Tai O flat sales: expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Olga Wong

    ... professor in the University of Hong Kong's real estate and construction department. The remote location and lack of job opportunities nearby would significantly increase commuting times ... those who have to commute to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island for work would choose subdivided flats in urban areas." He pointed to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, due to be finished in 2016, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454286/lantau-plans-may-help-tai-o-flat-sales-expert
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Housing Authority finance chief says task force proposals are ‘unrealistic’

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:27am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... "The group looked at the financial health of the whole of Hong Kong but they don't understand the HA's difficulties," So said in an interview with the South China Morning Post. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453093/housing-authority-chief-says-task-force-proposals-are-unrealistic
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan to double Lamma Island's population stokes fears over higher ferry fares

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by FANNY FUNG

    ... six loss-making outlying island ferry routes, including the Central to Sok Kwu Wan service operated by Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry. Board vice-chairman Stanley Wong Yuen-fai questioned whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448826/lamma-quarry-plan-stokes-transport-fears
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Demand will ensure private flats are built, says Paul Chan

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Recent hiccups in securing land and developers will not derail plans, development minister says Demand will ensure flats are built, says Paul Chan The development chief has sought to allay worries that the government's am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448827/demand-will-ensure-private-flats-are-built-says-paul-chan
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    MTR Corp not pulling its weight on housing needs, says Paul Chan

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... to HK$2,300 surveyors estimated yesterday. "Whether the government should pay the company according to current market prices or the previous estimate would be a political decision," Poon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436680/mtr-corp-not-pulling-its-weight-housing-needs-says-paul-chan
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Long-term Housing Strategy Steering Committee also expresses reservations about regulating subdivided flats and offering subsidies to those waiting for public housing The government-appointed committee tasked with long-term planning for housing development in Hong Kong has expressed reservations about introducing rent controls and regulations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429647/government-advisers-not-keen-rent-controls-or-building-homes-country

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