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  1. Housing starts show decline to 10-year low

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Home completions and new construction in Hong Kong last year touched a 10-year low as developers held on to limited land inventories to pace their projects. Housing Authority figures released yesterday showed about 10,500 private residential un ...

  2. More flats to cater for needs of elderly

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Research shows a growing need for above-average housing for the aged The Housing Society will provide more quality flats for the elderly after a study highlighted a strong demand for such accommodation. The University of Hong Kong study, which t ...

  3. Public housing tenants protest for immediate rent cut

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... About 300 people marched to the government headquarters in Central and the Housing Authority in Ho Man Tin yesterday to demand an immediate rent reduction after two public housing tenants won a landmark court case that may force the government to slash th ...

  4. Eviction fears behind rogue laundry

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Tenants dry clothes outside estates rather than risk demerit points, say councillors Fear of earning demerit marks- and ultimate eviction- is forcing public housing residents to dry their clothes on streets outside their estates, councillors sa ...

  5. Lease is the word

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Clifford Coonan Rents are holding firm thanks to rising expatriate numbers, but concerns are also growing about whether expectations are realistic Despite the economic boom and rising prices for new homes, Beijing?s rental market is not yet taking off. Th ...

  6. Tenants fear renewal plan could leave them homeless

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Residents in a cluster of Mong Kok buildings marked for redevelopment by the Urban Renewal Authority yesterday say it will be hard to find new homes given the dwindling housing options for low-income people. The authority estimates about 300 households- crowded into 147 flats- would be affected by the HK$1.8 billion effort to replace the ageing buildings ...

  7. More homes urged to cater for the elderly

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... according to an earlier government study. Wu said a systematic approach was needed to revise urban planning guidelines to link the provision of facilities for the elderly in proportion ...

  8. Urgent need for officials to help elderly who endure awful conditions

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to Lisa Wong's letter ('World-class city should not allow its elderly to languish in helpless indignity', March 3). It is not breaking news to anyone in this city that Hong Kong has long neglected its duty to provide a dignified ret ...

  9. Low-cost housing is no answer to mainland's economic prayers

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland The optimists who believe the mainland will glide to a cyclical soft landing invariably point to its massive programme of social housing construction to support their argument that Beijing can succeed in maintaining rapid growth while tackling ...

  10. Deadly neglect

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng Last week's fire in a tenement building with subdivided flats in Ma Tau Wai, which claimed four lives, has again raised concern over building safety and the widespread problem of the subdivision of flats in old dilapidated buildings. Sub ...




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