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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, ...

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    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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Property cooling measures unfair to locals, Hong Kong lawmakers say

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... At the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill 2012 committee meeting yesterday, legislators urged the government to allow companies set up by Hong Kong permanent residents to be exempted from the new buyer's ... companies. "Hong Kong people should be free to choose how they own flats. It is unfair to punish those who want to own flats through companies," Razack said. He hinted that the measure ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Hong Kong housing groups at loggerheads over open space plan for singles under 60

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Authority says plan to build public rental flats for singles aged under 60 on open space at existing estates is feasible, but Society rejects proposal Housing groups at loggerheads The Housing Authority and the Housing Society ...

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    Use land for flats, not village houses, Hong Kong think tank suggests

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com 'Use land for flats, not village houses' Some of the land that has been reserved for village houses should instead be used for public flats, a think tank says. Land Watch yesterday said that if just a tenth of the land i ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Regulation plan mooted for Hong Kong's subdivided flats

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Olga Wong

    ... Stuart Lau and Olga Wong Split apartments could be regulated under a proposed safety scheme, but critic says it’s unrealistic and landlord threatens evictions Licence plan mooted for subdivided flats A licensing scheme to regulate subdivided flats - home ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Success of flats strategy hinges on finding enough suitable sites in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong and Stuart Lau

    ... Olga Wong and Stuart Lau Housing minister acknowledges difficulty of building enough homes to meet demand and calls for support of the community Success of flats plan hinges on land supply A cloud was cast over the government's new long-term housing ...




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