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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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Social workers, volunteers and a caring boss spurred outspoken homeless man to take a chance on a better future Kindness gave one street sleeper a new lease on life 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1216907/how-kindness-gave-one-street-sleeper-new-lease-life
  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

    ... collection point next to a street sleepers' shelter when the two are moved. Both facilities share a building next to the theatre on Shanghai Street and current plans are to move them together ... together. Questioned by education constituency lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen, Hui acknowledged the difficulty in finding an alternate site for the street sleepers. She also said removing the two facilities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1215481/lawmakers-slam-plan-house-yau-ma-tei-homeless-rubbish
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1223164/beautify-effort-casts-homeless-tiny-haven
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hard knock life for Sham Shui Po street sleeper

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 08:25am by Vicky Feng

    ... about half of Hong Kong’s street sleepers find shelter in Sham Shui Po, of an estimated 1,200 in the city. The Social Welfare Department, which keeps a Street Sleepers Registry, reported 595 ... the street sleepers nearby. Lately, street sleepers have heard of rumours that the Jade Market may be demolished because of the slow business. The district Environment Hygiene Office said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1228394/hard-knock-life-sham-shui-po-street-sleeper
  5. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1422225/photographers-documentation-street-sleepers-shows-havoc-beautifying
  6. 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 ...

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

    Payout for street sleepers whose possessions were dumped in trash

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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com After government staff threw away the possessions of 19 people living rough in Sham Shui Po, a court awards them HK$2,000 each Street sleepers win payout over raid After nine months and two funerals, street sleepers whose belongings were thrown away in a midwinter raid in Sham Shui Po will get compensation. In the first case of its kind, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1076511/payout-street-sleepers-whose-possessions-were-dumped-trash
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001933/street-sleepers-urged-seek-settlement
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1040101/judge-mak-tells-government-stop-dragging-its-feet-over-compensation
  10. Raided street sleepers hit back

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com The street sleepers of Sham Shui Po are suing the government, claiming its staff threw away their belongings without warning during a clean-up operation. Ten ... street sleepers have sued the government in court for the wrongful disposal of their belongings. The society, which helped the group file their claims, says another 20 people also lost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997412/raided-street-sleepers-hit-back

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