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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Developers may get revised guidelines urging clarity on fixed windows

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Olga Wong, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for Trinity said. The three-tower redevelopment project is undertaken by Cheung Kong with help from the Urban Renewal Authority. It sits near the West Kowloon Corridor, bounded by Lai Chi Kok Road, ... the Planning Department that no openable windows would face Lai Chi Kok Road in tower one- which had the most number of windows in that direction. "We can confirm that the noise compliance rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543207/developers-may-get-revised-guidelines-urging-clarity-fixed-windows
  2. 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

    ... to be held on March 12, features eight shocking photos of cubicles and cage homes titled Living at Limit. The photos, by Hong Kong photographer Benny Lai, will accompany an installation recreating ... flats and cubicle units, close to 70 per cent of which have been recently constructed, said Soco's Sze Lai-shan. Far more are thought to exist. There are no official figures, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444585/plight-hong-kongs-cage-home-dwellers-worse-now-25-years-ago
  3. 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

    ... fares would have to go up. Fellow member Janice Lai Wai-man asked if the extra services would mean the government having to raise subsidies. But Yeung said it was wrong to assume the route would ...

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

    Controls on rent 'would help city's poorest'

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by Johnny Tam

    ... without investigating them thoroughly," Fung said. "Whenever rents increase, property agencies explain it's because of a basket of factors," said Wong King-lai, a social worker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1341321/controls-rent-would-help-citys-poorest
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Urgent to find more rural land for public flats: lawmakers

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:17am by Olga Wong

    ... years. But Housing Department assistant director Anson Lai Yat-ching said the average waiting time for families and elderly applicants was 2.7 years- still within the government's three-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1347755/urgent-find-more-rural-land-public-flats-lawmakers
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Regulation plan mooted for Hong Kong's subdivided flats

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

    ... for the elderly or hostels." Sze Lai-shan of the Society for Community Organisation called the licensing scheme "absolutely unrealistic". "We're talking about tens of thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1302746/regulation-plan-mooted-hong-kongs-subdivided-flats
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    More than 170,000 living in subdivided flats in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND PEGGY SITO

    ... He said: "They should see if people living there are in need of social welfare and relocation, and whether the buildings have a safety problem." Sze Lai-shan, of the Society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1247726/number-living-subdivided-flats-put-171000
  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Pregnancy puts eviction from Sham Shui Po rooftop on hold

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and a private case." None of the residents were on government welfare of any kind and only one family was in line for public housing before the legal troubles began, said Sze Lai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1183834/pregnancy-puts-eviction-sham-shui-po-rooftop-hold
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Site sale will yield 1,760 flats

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 06:26pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Six residential sites would be sold by tender in the fourth quarter to provide nearly 1,800 flats, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced on Friday afternoon. These sites included two in Tseung Kwan O and one each in Sha Tin, Jordan, Tuen Mun and Sai Kung. These would provide a total of 1,760 residential units, Chan said. A commercial site that could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027101/site-sale-will-yield-1760-flats
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Tenants fear eviction from tiny flats

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Lai-shan, the society's community organiser, said the cheap rents and small deposits of such spaces appealed to workers on low pay and little in the way of savings. She said the removal subsidy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1072079/tenants-fear-eviction-tiny-flats

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