Federal Assistance in the United States

Lobbyist tells Bush to hop to it, or lose global dominance

Take one of America's brightest educators, give him space to make an analogy about the state of his country's global competitiveness, and he'll invariably talk about frogs.

Monday, 20 February, 2006, 12:00am

Food stamps considered for urban poor

The government is looking at distributing food stamps to millions of urban poor who are not paid their monthly living allowance, because many authorities do not have the money.

1 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Well-off may lose home loan assistance

High-income families currently eligible for one of two government home loan schemes are likely to be excluded when they are merged, according to the Housing Bureau.

Officials said families with a monthly income of $50,000 or more might not benefit from the new scheme, which will have an annual quota of 15,000.

5 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Public assistance level is far too low

I refer to the report headlined, '$84 a day enough for elderly' (South China Morning Post, November 9).

In the story, the acting Secretary for Health and Welfare Gregory Leung Wing-lup, was reported as saying that needy elderly people were better off than younger welfare recipients and should be able to manage on $84 a day public assistance.

21 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Home sweet home

Housing the constantly growing population is a challenge which has defeated every administration in this century. The latest setback came when recession destroyed Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's ambitious plan to build 85,000 new flats a year.

Today, 140,000 applicants remain in the housing queue and are likely to stay there for years.

3 Sep 1999 - 12:00am