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Home Investment Partnerships Program

More cash for low-income housing

The Ministry of Finance has pledged more funding this year to build homes for low-income households.

Wednesday, 8 February, 2012, 12:00am

All very grand to plan 36m homes ... but show me the money

Several ingredients are required to make a social programme work - enough determination to redress a problem, enough money, enough co-operation among different government agencies and enough resources from civil society.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Capital moves to boost low-cost housing supply

Within a month of warnings by Premier Wen Jiabao that the country's poor needed more low-cost housing, Beijing has announced a string of measures to boost supply in the public housing sector.

Analysts have applauded the measures and said they would help low-income earners without having an adverse effect on the overall market.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Warning of social unrest over home costs on mainland

A top Ministry of Construction official has warned that as mainland property prices continue to climb, a decline in housing affordability among low- and middle-income families could lead to social instability.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Ban imposed on land for luxury housing

Ministry says priority should be given to building low-cost and affordable homes

The Ministry of Land and Resources yesterday ordered an immediate ban on the approval of land for the building of villas and low-density luxury housing.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Demand slumps for flats under scheme

The number of applicants for public flats under the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) has slumped to the lowest in 16 years - but housing chiefs say the drop is not unexpected.

The Housing Authority received 18,879 applications for 6,307 new flats in four estates in Tseung Kwan O, Sha Tin, Yuen Long and Lai Chi Kok.

7 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Flats no cheaper despite income limit drop

The price of Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats will not be lowered despite an expected tightening of the income limit for applicants, Housing Authority officials said yesterday.

The 6,339 flats launched in the latest batch attracted 25,659 applicants - the lowest number in 16 years.

7 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Home help

A QUOTA of 2,000 public housing units have been set aside for the compassionate housing scheme in the current financial year.

16 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Housing loan cap raised

INCOME limits for a government scheme to help sandwich-class families to buy their own homes have been increased to up to $50,000 a month, it was announced yesterday.

Families with incomes between $25,001 and $50,000 will be able to apply for the 1,500 loans - up to $550,000 each - from today , under the latest phase of the scheme.

17 Aug 1995 - 12:00am