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  1. 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

    ... of for-sale subsidised flats to public rental flats, and borrowing. But the chairman of the authority's finance committee, Professor Raymond So Wai-man, called the proposals unrealistic. "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
  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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Ten-year queue for public housing put Tang Man-wai off even applying. He is one among many thousands who have grown used to life in a cage 30 years ... a cage home at The Space gallery on Hollywood Road. ArtWalk is an annual fundraising event in which over 60 galleries in Central open their doors to the public. Proceeds from ticket sales ...

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

    New home deal has Granny flat included

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by Olga Wong, Yvonne Liu

    ... They can be relatives who need long-term health care." While declining to disclose the selling price and rental level, Mak said they would be set according to the market. The show flat in Cheung Sha Wan is open to the public from today ahead of the sales launch later this year. Mak said only one purchase per buyer would be allowed, and no purchases by companies would be permitted. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1356083/new-home-deal-has-granny-flat-included
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Elderly Commission warns city needs more land to house its retirees

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... the public on two related policies; one to cope with problems linked to an ageing population and another on a long-term housing strategy. The mainland retirement policy referred to by Chan ... depending on their health. But the scheme is already becoming less attractive, with the number of recipients living on the mainland dropping from more than 3,000 in 2008 to 2,060 by September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1353623/elderly-commission-warns-city-needs-more-land-house-its-retirees
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Poor forced outside as subdivided flats sizzle

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

    ... burden on these families. Sometimes they do not turn on the air-conditioner even when it's very hot. It's affecting their health," said William Yu Yuen-ping, chief executive ... in her home this summer. She let her eldest son do his homework in the public library and took the younger children to the mall around noon. "It's like we have a home that we cannot ...

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

    Welfare recipient bids for judicial review over 'inadequate' rent subsidy

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo, Simpson Cheung

    ... the 1990s the rates have been calculated as being 1.5 times the rent of public housing of the same size in the same district. But figures from the Rating and Valuation Department showed that average ... deteriorating health and a leg injury stopped him from trying to find work. As well as a HK$2,800 welfare and handicap assistance monthly payment, he also gets the full HK$1,335 rent subsidy. Suen lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031813/welfare-recipient-bids-judicial-review-over-inadequate-rent-subsidy

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