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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    How kindness gave one street sleeper a new lease of life

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Social workers, volunteers and a caring boss spurred outspoken homeless man to take a chance on a better future Last year, ex-street sleeper Chan Chi-cheung was given a second chance at life. Chan, 61, was one of the 14 street sleepers who decided to risk public humiliation and sue the government for unlawfully throwing away their belongings in February last year. Since then, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawmakers slam plan to house Yau Ma Tei homeless with rubbish

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Officials seeking to redevelop the Yau Ma Tei Theatre came under fire yesterday for proposing to keep a rubbish collection point next to a street sleepers' shelter when the two ... acknowledged the difficulty in finding an alternate site for the street sleepers. She also said removing the two facilities would help "create a better cultural ambience" for the theatre ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Photographer's documentation of street sleepers shows havoc 'beautifying' projects can bring

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Photographer's documentation of street sleepers over 15 years shows what local councils have done in the name of 'beautifying' projects ... photographer Lei Jih-sheng, who has spent 15 years documenting the lives of Hong Kong's street sleepers. "Over the years, citizens have been more caring and understanding of the homeless, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Beautify effort' casts homeless from tiny haven

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Officials erect wire fences around a section below a Yau Ma Tei flyover, forcing out dozens of street sleepers 'Beautify effort' casts homeless from tiny haven A score of street sleepers will be forced to move from their current quarters under an overpass by early next month. Wire fences now cordon off a section below the Ferry Street ...

  5. 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

    ... 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 these years?” Tsang said. Sleeping on the street became harder after Yeung lost his leg last year. He said he had been looking forward to getting into his new flat, which he had visited a couple ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com CityU study finds twice as many street sleepers as government estimates Homeless numbers 'double government estimate' The number of homeless people ... was conducted by the Social Welfare Department in 1999. It now obtains its data from the Street Sleepers Registry, which counts street sleepers but ignores those living in shelters. Some 555 street ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Payout for street sleepers whose possessions were dumped in trash

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... After government staff threw away the possessions of 19 people living rough in Sham Shui Po, a court awards them HK$2,000 each After nine months and two funerals, street sleepers whose ... sleepers who sued, and to the families of two who died. The street sleepers had previously asked for HK$3,000 and a government apology for wrongfully throwing away their belongings citing the Waste ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Handover graffiti project questioned by street sleepers

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Street sleepers were forced out by government subway art project for handover anniversary Bureau's graffiti a sore point for homeless In an unusual move, ... spanning the entire length of a Happy Valley subway. But the project has also forced out several street sleepers who have called the walkway their home for years. A spokesman for the Wan Chai ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge Mak tells government to stop dragging its feet over compensation for street sleepers

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Judge raps government over homeless compensation Street sleepers who had their belongings thrown away without warning by the government are still waiting for compensation seven months on. Small Claims Tribunal judge, Brian Mak, yesterday reprimanded the government for dragging its feet in the case of the 19 street sleepers, while it emerged that one ...

  10. Street sleepers urged to seek settlement

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mak urged the claimants and the Secretary for Justice to try to negotiate a settlement before the court hearing resumes on June 21. The street sleepers' suit, in the Small Claims ... with the Society for Community Organisation, said it was unacceptable for the department to use the waste disposal ordinance to take away street sleepers' property. The group helped the homeless ...




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