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  1. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plight of Hong Kong's cage-home dwellers 'worse now than 25 years ago'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... flats and cubicle units, close to 70 per cent of which have been recently constructed, said Soco's Sze Lai-shan. Far more are thought to exist. There are no official figures, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444585/plight-hong-kongs-cage-home-dwellers-worse-now-25-years-ago
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    URA cash injection to speed up development of 'small Taikoo Shing'

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Olga Wong

    ... units of about 600 sq ft saleable area by 2019. In a next phase of redevelopment, offices and a 60-storey hotel are expected to be ready by 2021. "The variety of development in the project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434334/ura-cash-injection-speed-development-small-taikoo-shing
  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... on illegally converted and subdivided units. On calls to regulate such housing, which is often dangerous and offers inadequate living conditions, the report asks the government to take into account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429647/government-advisers-not-keen-rent-controls-or-building-homes-country
  4. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Lawmakers say housing target is unrealistic

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... universities- Queen's Hill in Fanling- would be designated for 15,000 public units and 1,900 private units, housing a population of about 40,000. But the flats would only be available in phases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415974/lawmakers-say-housing-target-unrealistic
  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Plan for 215,000 new flats eats into Hong Kong's green belts

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by Olga Wong

    ... Territories, according to a paper released yesterday. The government document showed the geographical distribution of 152 sites on which authorities plan to build about half of the 470,000 units ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412134/government-paper-shows-152-sites-where-215000-flats-will-be-built
  6. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Panel tipped to reject two key suggestions to ease housing crisis

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Licensing of subdivided units and more single accommodation on estates too controversial Key ideas for easing flats crisis to be rejected ... units on existing public housing estates. Both initiatives were among a series of recommendations included in a public consultation document released by the government-appointed Long Term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1403397/panel-tipped-reject-two-key-suggestions-ease-housing-crisis
  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    More young people drawn to public rental housing

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

    ... they would split from their existing household upon allocation of a public unit. This proportion has steadily increased from 50 per cent in 2009. In a separate poll by the department, which covered ...

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

    Life-saving plan for tenants in time bomb units

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... for tenants in time bomb units The ticking bomb of subdivided flats should be tackled by way of a licensing system that will try to minimise their fire and hygiene risks, officials say. "We can ... This would help address the dangers inherent in the partitioned units - which are estimated to be on average just 68 sq ft - before the government is able to build enough public housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1269650/life-saving-plan-tenants-time-bomb-units
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Cooling measures to stay amid risk of property bubble

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:00pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... ratio was 54 per cent during the third quarter. The 1993-2012 average was 47.9 per cent. Tsang said the total supply of flats in the coming few years had increased further from 70,000 units as estimated at end-June this year to 72,000 units as estimated at end-September, the highest since September 2006. He also promised to put more efforts into increasing flat supply. While officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1370964/cooling-measures-stay-amid-risk-property-bubble
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Surveyors call for cheap land to be provided for homes for the elderly

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:34am by Sandy Li

    ... are seeing some public housing units being occupied by old couples as their children move out. By upgrading old estates into elderly-friendly homes old people can continue to live in the familiar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1372028/surveyors-call-cheap-land-be-provided-homes-elderly

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