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  1. Does Hong Kong still need public housing?

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An urgent need to provide shelter for the victims led to the construction of Hong Kong's first resettlement estate, marking the beginning of what has since become a massive public housing programme. Today, about half the city's 6.8 million people live in public housing- about 32 per cent in rental flats and 18 per cent in subsidised-sale flats. But as we mark the golden jubilee ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong ill prepared to care for middle-class retirees

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of HK$600,000 to the Hong Kong Housing Society, which manages the development, to live in the flat for the rest of their lives. Although they don't have ownership of the property, they reckon ... are woefully inadequate for the growing number of middle-class elderly in Hong Kong. Overall, census officials estimate the proportion of people aged 65 and above will rise from 13 per cent now to 28 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Rental component in housing plan for Hong Kong middle class may be dropped

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... earn too much to be eligible for public housing and too little to make buying their own private home affordable. On Thursday, Housing Authority member Michael Choi Ngai-min joined the call ... rent part Housing minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said a new rent-or-buy housing programme for the middle class could be reviewed in the upcoming long-term housing strategy. In response ...

  4. Officials' shift in public housing policy will help cut long waiting list

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... priority to sites that can yield extra flats'. The housing shortage in Hong Kong is a long-term problem and was exacerbated by the previous policy. Many citizens may have to wait four to five ... I think the government policy of only demolishing public housing blocks when they became too costly to repair was outdated. Therefore, I strongly support the change of direction ...

  5. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  6. Police break up triad drug-packaging centre in public housing flat

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The drug centre was in a public housing flat. Two brothers, aged 24 and 28, were among five men arrested by police during a raid on their flat at Tin Hee House, Tin Ping Estate, in Sheung Shui ... believe the Wo Shing Wo triad had been operating the drug centre for two to three months, smuggling illegal drugs into Hong Kong from the mainland. 'Initial investigation showed that illegal ...

  7. Pressure on singles who want public housing

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Single people under 35 would be banned from applying for public housing under a new government proposal, according to sources. It is understood the Housing Department also wants to ban singles who already live in public housing with their families from getting a separate subsidised flat of their own. The Housing Authority, chaired by Secretary for Housing, Planning ...

  8. Public housing teeters on the brink after 50 years

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... village. But the fire which left 50,000 people from the village homeless prompted the establishment of public housing in Hong Kong to cope with the influx of mainland refugees. The government celebrated the anniversary of half a century of public housing development in Hong Kong yesterday by unveiling a commemorative plaque at the Shekkipmei estate. Public housing has been hailed by many ...

  9. Plea to keep dogs at public housing estates

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Twenty public housing tenants protested yesterday to demand that the government allow them to keep their pets in their flats. They marched from the Legislative Council Building to government headquarters in Central and handed in a petition. Leung Ka-wing, a Form Six student and chair of the Hong Kong Public Housing Estates' Dogs League, said ...

  10. 'Let one body set housing agenda'

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Surveyors have called for action to cut the bureaucracy they say is stifling housing policy. They want the government to form a group made up of officials from various bureaus, which would then produce ideas to develop the property market. The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors says too many people are involved at the moment to make long-term plans. It made ...




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