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  1. Public housing hurdle

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Pang Finding suitable sites for public housing could become increasingly difficult within five years, according to a senior housing official. Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing Thomas Chan Chun-yuen said the concerns of local residents and district councils made pinpointing locations for public housing sites complicated. He made the comments in a speech yesterday ...

  2. HK$20m digital upgrade for public housing

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The Housing Authority is to spend HK$20 million upgrading the television signal reception system on all public housing estates in preparation for digital broadcasts, the first phase of which begins by the end of the year. More than 50 per cent of the city's population- those living in Kowloon, north Hong Kong Island, part of Sha Tin and the east of Lantau Island- ...

  3. What can we do with city's oldest public housing flats? You decide

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu and Beatrice Siu A contest is being held to decide what to do with Mei Ho House, the oldest building in the city's first public housing estate. People are invited to send ... bungalow to house victims and then built several seven-storey public housing blocks, the first official involvement in providing housing for the poor. The earliest estates had no toilets, showers ...

  4. We can learn from Singapore's public housing programme

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... important to make changes in education. Hong Kong strives to be a global city, and yet it has a very Chinese-based education. As with housing policies, it is difficult to make changes, ... I share the views expressed by Wong Pui-yan, regarding Hong Kong's outlook ('Air quality not the only problem', November 19). Why is everyone so money-oriented here? I think ...

  5. Collective punishment the Hong Kong way

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of intent to punish those who break it. But only in Hong Kong's public housing sector is it suggested that punishment should extend to the families of the guilty. If the housing tsars have ... it is a matter of using what they have to make a few dollars. Much of Hong Kong's pioneering political activism has its origin in public housing campaigns. This is hardly surprising in a community ...

  6. Four-night stay in public housing became one, with rest of the nights in a hotel

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Public housing life proved tough for company chairwoman Ann Chiang Lai-wan, who decided to move to a hotel to continue her six-day observation in Tin Shui Wai after just one ... but also the inconvenience caused to residents. 'I planned to spend three to four nights sharing a public housing flat, but my colleagues were reluctant to arrange host families for me because ...

  7. Rent-rise cap for public housing tenants

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to public views and makes concessions.' Authority member and legislator Chan Kam-lam, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said he was pleased ... Ng Kang-chung Residents of public housing will be protected from excessive rent rises after the government agreed yesterday to cap any increase at 10 per cent in a significant concession ...

  8. More relief for public tenants unlikely

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Further cuts seen as imperilling construction plans The Housing Authority is unlikely to cut public housing rents further, despite expecting a budget surplus of HK$5 billion ... taper off by 2011. 'I don't think the Housing Authority is considering other rent reductions. Though we are in a healthy financial situation, the sale of all Home Ownership Scheme ...

  9. Safe as houses

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... to help her climb on and off. With limited space, she thought some kind of collapsible handle would help. Her search took her to the Hong Kong Housing Society's Elderly Resource Centre in Yau ... The Housing Society's Universal Design Guidebook for Residential Development in Hong Kong highlights the huge number of obstacles and dangers in the homes of thousands of elderly people from ...

  10. Public estate tenants risk ejection under new gambling rules

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Tenants convicted of illegal gambling in the common areas of public housing estates and those whose flats are used for illegal purposes will receive demerit points under ... and seven demerit points for those whose flats are used for illegal activities, even if the tenants are unaware of them. The source said illegal gambling on public housing estates was common, ...




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