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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    100,000 children’s families in queue for public rental flats

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Patsy Moy

    ... for public housing is under HK$2,000 a month, and the average living space per person is about 138 sq ft. Between April and July, Soco conducted a survey of 125 children living in poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580445/100000-children-queue-public-rental-flats
  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

    ... but it is thought that at least 200,000 of Hong Kong's poorest people are living in such conditions, she said. The government made poverty alleviation a focus in this year and last year's policy ... rent control to solve the issue, Ho said. "[In terms of] poverty alleviation, nothing will work if you don't deal with the housing situation," Ho said. "And so far, what ...

    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

    Rent control would ease burden of poorest, finds family services report

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:58am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... This is an indication that poverty is serious." However, Kwok said housing remained the most worrisome issue as rent could eat into a family's budget for food, children's activities and other ... families in Kwun Tong with three or more people living below the poverty line and at least one full-time working member were interviewed last December about their monthly spending. Some 667 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430604/rent-control-would-ease-burden-poorest-finds-family-services-report
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Even the once-rich are reduced to living in squalor

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... their way out of poverty.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1395254/even-once-rich-are-reduced-living-squalor
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Poor forced outside as subdivided flats sizzle

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... It estimated there were about 210,000 households in "energy poverty", defined by their spending 10 per cent or more of their income on power bills. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295980/poor-forced-outside-subdivided-flats-sizzle
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Billionaire Henry Cheng warns new duty could rock normal property sales

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... It is exempt for permanent residents. Cheng, who is a member of the government's preparatory task force on the Commission on Poverty, also yesterday urged lawmakers to approve the controversial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078249/billionaire-henry-cheng-warns-new-duty-could-rock-normal-property
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Bid to increase HK housing supply by making factory conversions easier

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... they can be turned into small homes, say of about 300 square feet each," Lam said after visiting a factory building in Kwai Hing. Lam said the idea came from members of the Poverty Commission, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031836/bid-increase-hk-housing-supply-making-factory-conversions-easier

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