Dorothy Ho, 35, assistant shipping manager in Sham Shui Po: It would be helpful to set a poverty line, to know who needs help. It is also good to know that more public housing flats will be built and new Home Ownership Scheme flats will be out for pre-sale next year. The government at least is implementing concrete housing polices, unlike the previous one.
Edward So, 50, clerk, Wan Chai: Putting more effort to develop or promote new industries can provide more job opportunities for our youngsters and make our economy more diverse, which is good.
Joe Ng, 50, clerk, Sham Shui Po: To use the land reserved for the My Home Purchase Scheme to build Home Ownership Scheme flats is a good way to provide more, cheaper choices for middle-class people. But we have to wait and see whether the policy of increasing land supply is effective in tackling the high property prices.
Peter Lai, 43, clerk, Wan Chai: It is disappointing that there's no content on how to advance our constitutional development. There's also no immediate help for grass-roots families. Why not give out a one-off cash hand-out?
Yuen Yip-sang, 64, unemployed, Sham Shui Po: It won't help at all. The supply of at least 100,000 public housing flats from 2018 is still not enough. So many people are waiting for the flats. The supply has to be as many as 150,000 to meet the demand.
Serena Law, 40, property agent, Wan Chai: There's no tax rebate. The household income cap for buying a Home Ownership Scheme flat is only HK$40,000. How can we buy a flat, pay tax and raise children all at the same time? The policies cannot help the middle class.
Hui Yiu-wai, 40, teacher, Sham Shui Po: Relaunching the Home Ownership Scheme will help the middle-class but the household income limit is so low. Imagine you have a family of four and you have to pay for food, transport, children's tuition and other things on top of repaying your mortgage. How stressful is that on your family finances?
Fanny Lau, 30, property agent, Wan Chai: If there's free kindergarten education for children, it helps relieve the burden on families with small children. Education is important and it is the responsibility of the government to be willing to spend more money on it.
Jacqueline Choi, 38, textile worker, Sham Shui Po: I don't think a poverty line is needed. Why should we put a label on poor people? It is more effective to provide more education opportunities to the children of poor families for them to climb up the social ladder instead of just giving them money.
Cora Sit, 35, export worker, Wan Chai: I think the household income cap for applying for Home Ownership Scheme flats is acceptable, since if it is higher there will be too many applications and the ones who really needed cheaper housing may not get what they need.
Correction: An earlier version of the story had some interviewees' photos and names mismatched. The current version is the correct one.