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Housing Authority

Experts at odds over ways to bring down flat prices

The government should impose more property-cooling measures unless flat prices drop at least 20 per cent, a leading government housing adviser says.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 4:01am 1 comment

Youth line up for a housing bargain

Young people seeking a housing bargain waited in line at the Housing Authority yesterday to get brochures and application forms for more than 800 surplus Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) flats.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am

Enough funds for public housing

The Housing Authority has a five-year rolling public housing construction programme. This is reviewed and adjusted annually in accordance with the latest demand and supply situation.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Ballot for buyers of second-hand HOS flats

Lots were drawn on Monday to decide who will be eligible to buy second-hand Home Ownership Scheme flats without a premium. The Housing Authority's revised scheme will enable low- to middle-income families to buy the subsidised flats.The authority was swamped last month with 66,000 applications for just 5,000 flats. Of those, 23,400 families are vying for 4,500; and 42,600 single people for 500.

19 Feb 2013 - 5:11am

Government aims to complete housing projects earlier

The government is trying to complete two urban public housing projects ahead of schedule so that total production in the next five years can be raised from 75,000 to 79,000.

6 Feb 2013 - 5:28am 1 comment

Young people flood subsidised housing projects

Young people have emerged as the keenest home hunters, with almost two-thirds of applications for two government-subsidised housing schemes being made by the young and single.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:31am 2 comments

Home Ownership Scheme flats attract queue at launch

Hundreds of homebuyers seeking bargains waited in line at the Housing Authority yesterday, to get application forms for 5,000 used government-subsidised flats put out under a revised Home Ownership Scheme (HOS).

5 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Housing Authority to allow higher earners to apply for subsidised flats

As many as 270,000 home buyers seeking bargains will be able to vie for up to 5,000 used government-subsidised units from next January under a revised home ownership scheme.

The Housing Authority's subsidised housing committee yesterday endorsed a proposal to allow families with monthly income up to HK$40,000 and assets worth up to HK$830,000 to be eligible to apply to buy the flats.

30 Nov 2012 - 3:20am

Hong Kong house prices 'set to fall by 20pc'

A government housing adviser has forecast Hong Kong home prices should tumble 20 per cent before reaching what he regards as a reasonable level, reiterating the latest round of cooling measures would be effective in curbing investment demand.

1 Dec 2012 - 8:31am

Above-35 singles may get priority in public rental flats

Housing applicants aged above 35 may get priority over students on a long waiting list for public rental flats.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:33am 1 comment