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  1. Housing Authority members seek more resources, greener methods

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Housing Authority members have urged the government to ensure an adequate supply of land for public-housing estates, prepare for challenges from the economic crisis and adopt ... to place a three-year limit on the amount of time applicants must wait to secure public housing, saying the number of applicants seemed to have been on the rise over the past year. In the first ...

  2. Reduced rents offered at 2 new estates

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Housing Authority has offered monthly rents of HK$56 per square metre for 793 flats in a housing block in Yau Lai Estate, Yau Tong, and HK$37.30 for 2,365 flats in three blocks in Tin Ching Estate, Tin Shui Wai. It said more than 92 per cent of the tenants in the four blocks would pay less than HK$1,500 per month with the reduced rents. The two public housing ...

  3. Doctors to strike over Link rent increase

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun About 200 doctors who run clinics in shopping centres managed by The Link Management will stop work from 1pm to 4pm today to protest against a rent rise, alongside hundreds of other Link tenants in over 30 public housing estates. The Hong Kong Doctors Union said doctors have been advised to direct patients to nearby clinics during the period. ...

  4. Public demand to set pace of HOS flat sales

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan and Celine Sun Future sales of the Home Ownership Scheme flats will depend on the public response to the latest batch, Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said yesterday. Cheng was speaking on the first day of the sale of 1,392 HOS flats, which are among the 16,000 surplus the Housing Authority started to sell in phases from 2007. The authority plans ...

  5. Protesters demand action on cheaper housing

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... households too poor to afford private housing, to buy flats at subsidised prices. Yesterday the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong also urged the government to resume ... Celine Sun and Fanny W.Y. Fung The Hong Kong government is facing mounting calls from political parties and residents to resume regular land auctions and Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flat ...

  6. Doctors and shopkeepers to strike over Link rent rise

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Shopkeepers and doctors operating in malls and markets run by The Link Management have called a half-day strike in protest at big rent increases. The Public Housing Estate Shop Operators Union' and the Hong Kong Doctors' Union have urged members to shut their doors from noon to 3pm on November 12. The groups expect more than 1,000 Link tenants to take part. Those ...

  7. High prices see more rich public households

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to a devaluation of the Hong Kong dollar, and an increase in commodity prices have determined the market's direction,' he said. Having studied the city's public housing policies for years, ... Celine Sun The Housing Authority has seen 11,000 more 'rich public housing households' since it suspended the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) in 2003, an increase of 60 per cent over ...

  8. 'Shaking house' secures award

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... all the judges, including Professor Ralph Lerner, dean of architecture at the University of Hong Kong. 'The design is an excellent example of applying innovative technology in a housing ... was hit by a magnitude 8 earthquake on May 12 last year. A total of 185 entries were received from the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and overseas. 'The quality of the entries ...

  9. Quadriplegics invited to apply for specially renovated public flats

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun More than 40 disabled people, paralysed in both arms and legs, have been granted priority in moving into public housing estates and living in barrier-free flats. The Housing ... into the community. Over the past four years, the authority has arranged public housing flats for 30 such patients, and another 15 have put their names forward for the process. Before they move in, ...

  10. Blocks' height cut to avoid spoiling view of Lion Rock from Kai Tak

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The height of two planned public housing blocks in Wong Tai Sin is to be slashed to avoid spoiling the view of Lion Rock from the Kai Tak redevelopment and Hong Kong Island. ... for the other. At the highest point, the Housing Department project between Prince Edward Road East and Lok Sin Road is to be cut from 153 to 112 metres. Chief structural engineer Chan Siu-tack said ...




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