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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    24 sites reserved for public housing sold to developers, says report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by 21,000. "The housing problem of the underprivileged has not been adequately addressed as it should have been, due to the failures of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Housing Department ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Public housing land sold to developers: report Despite long queues for public housing and a shortage of land, 24 plots of land originally reserved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550584/24-sites-reserved-public-housing-sold-developers-says-report
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    More than 100,000 families with children in queue for public rental flats

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

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com 100,000 children's families in queue for public rental flats The number of children whose families are in the queue for public housing has jumped 30 per ... 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    More Hong Kong public flat tenants caught breaching the rules

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Report shows more tenants are being caught using public housing illegally or throwing objects from flats as bureau steps up action Big rise in flouting of public flat rules The number of public flat tenants caught flouting rules has soared in the past four years, and housing policy observers say it may still be just the tip of the iceberg. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436586/more-hong-kong-public-flat-tenants-caught-breaching-rules
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flat tenants face 10pc rent rise

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Public flat tenants facing 10pc rent rise Public housing tenants will be asked to help relieve the Housing Authority's financial burden with a rent ... of building a public flat has jumped from HK$700,000 to HK$1 million, housing minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said last month. He warned that the authority's policy of paying for new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545118/housing-authority-set-increase-rents-public-flats-10-cent
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Developers may pitch in to build public flats in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... role in the construction of subsidised flats, advisers on long-term housing have proposed. Other controversial measures up for public discussion include rent control, issuing licences for subdivided flats and creating new units in the open space of existing public estates for single applicants, the advisers say. A member of the long-term housing strategy steering committee tried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1302189/developers-may-pitch-build-public-flats-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Hong Kong housing groups at loggerheads over open space plan for singles under 60

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Authority says plan to build public rental flats for singles aged under 60 on open space at existing estates is feasible, but Society rejects proposal Housing groups at loggerheads The Housing Authority and the Housing Society disagree on the feasibility of a controversial proposal to build extra blocks of public rental flats on open space at estates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1306556/hong-kong-housing-groups-loggerheads-over-open-space-plan-singles
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Use land for flats, not village houses, Hong Kong think tank suggests

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com 'Use land for flats, not village houses' Some of the land that has been reserved for village houses should instead be used for public flats, a think tank ... in the northeast New Territories, building public housing on unallocated government land did not require the purchase of land from farmers or villagers, the group chairman said. Including applications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1302754/use-land-flats-not-village-houses-hong-kong-think-tank-suggests
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Hong Kong to see surge in tiny flats as demand remains strong

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:08pm by Sandy Li

    ... observers said. Demand for cheaper small flats would continue to rise, they said, since Hong Kong home prices have remained buoyant despite the government's introduction of new stamp duties. ... attributed the popularity of small flats to the tightening of mortgage lending. Under Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation's mortgage insurance scheme, buyers of flats below HK$4.5 million could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1561853/trend-towards-tinier-flats-seen-prices-rents-rise
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    More young people drawn to public rental housing

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:58am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Housing Department survey finds rapidly increasing number of young people applying for rental housing in order to live on their own More young seeking public flats Steadily growing numbers of young people are applying for public rental housing, with most citing a desire to live on their own. This was shown by the Housing Department's latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1395251/more-young-people-drawn-public-rental-housing
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Street sleeper denied public housing after seven-year wait due to small mishap in forms

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 12:17pm by Jennifer Ngo, Phila Siu

    ... of waiting … and still no home After seven years of waiting for a public housing flat, Yeung Chau-shing thought his day had come. But before the keys could be handed over, there was one more form ... similar cases among street sleepers, who could not apply for public housing because they could not find their spouses to obtain a divorce. “If that was a problem, why did they not ask during all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381806/street-sleeper-denied-public-housing-after-seven-year-wait-due-small

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