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  1. Housing Society to buy Blue House

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Housing Society will buy the Blue House cluster of heritage buildings in Wan Chai for HK$18.2 million and then hand ownership to the government, which will oversee their revitalisation. In doing so, the society was making a 'contribution to society', a spokeswoman said. The Development Bureau said yesterday it had received four applications from non-profit ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Society has a role to play in resolving HK's housing crisis

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Decent, affordable homes should be a right, but this will only happen if all of society supports it Politicians alone cannot resolve this housing scandal Yesterday's ... on the streets or at a McDonald's restaurant than be in their own homes. The shortage of safe, hygienic low-income housing is the most urgent social issue in the city. About 189,500 people ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rental component in housing plan for Hong Kong middle class may be dropped

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... rent part Housing minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said a new rent-or-buy housing programme for the middle class could be reviewed in the upcoming long-term housing strategy. In response to a housing adviser's earlier suggestion that the rental option of the My Home Purchase Plan should be dropped to satisfy the keen demand in buying, Cheung said yesterday that he would not rule ...

  4. Ex-industrial sites chosen for public housing

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Four former industrial sites have been identified for public housing use, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said yesterday. Reviewing his work on housing land supply, Tsang, tipped to be staying in his post in the next administration, wrote on his blog that he would continue to lead a steering committee on housing land supply and explore new ...

  5. Indigenous villagers struggling to get small house with shortage of land

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right to build a small house if I have a plot of land. This is becoming more difficult, as land is now limited. The maximum size permitted is 700 square foot per floor, but building a house of this size is subject to the size of plot of land available. It costs a great deal of money to get someone to build the house. Our ancestors and their descendants have lived in the same village ...

  6. Housing crunch 'could have been averted'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was the administration's refusal to accept his proposals to relieve the city's housing crunch. The outgoing Central Policy Unit chief said he urged the government to take a more proactive role in increasing the housing supply and slowing the rise of property prices, but found leaders reluctant. 'We have been researching the land-and-housing issue for several years. We could have done more, years ...

  7. Trouble ahead over proposal to end small-house policy

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the small-house policy and reform the city's welfare system. Lau Wong-fat, chairman of rural affairs body the Heung Yee Kuk, gave a guarded response when told of development minister Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's latest remarks on the small-house policy. 'This is only her view and only what she told you. I have never heard about that. I don't want to comment,' Lau said. Junius Ho ...

  8. Officials' shift in public housing policy will help cut long waiting list

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I think the government policy of only demolishing public housing blocks when they became too costly to repair was outdated. Therefore, I strongly support the change of direction ... priority to sites that can yield extra flats'. The housing shortage in Hong Kong is a long-term problem and was exacerbated by the previous policy. Many citizens may have to wait four to five ...

  9. Relaunch sandwich housing, C.Y. urged

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The head of the Housing Society has called on chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's administration to resurrect the 'sandwich class' housing scheme after it takes office on July 1. In an exclusive interview, society chairman Yeung Ka-sing said the urgency of the housing shortage meant there was no time to waste in building affordable ...

  10. Middle-class housing plan safe, Tsang says

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Joyce Ng Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has given an assurance that a middle-class housing scheme that he set up will go ahead despite the change of government. Tsang fended off worries yesterday, a day after a newspaper reported that My Home Purchase Plan, a rent-or-buy programme that he commissioned the Housing Society to operate in 2010, might ...




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