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Housing Authority

Experts at odds over ways to bring down flat prices

Stanley Wong Yuen-fai. Photo: Dickson Lee

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

Prospective buyers picking up forms to apply for the more than 800 flats. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

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's latest budget shows that it will continue to have sufficient financial resources to implement the public housing construction and other programmes. Photo: Bloomberg

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

The lucky numbers are put up on the board in Lok Fu. Photo: SCMP

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

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

Lining up for subsidised housing. Photo: Sam Tsang

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

Prospective homebuyers look to HOS flats. Photo: Edward Wong

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'

Stanley Wong Yuen-fai

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

A review of the allocation system for singles was suggested by the Housing Authority.

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

The Domain, a shopping mall built by the Housing Authority in Hong Kong, opens for business

Construction continues at the new Domain shopping mall near Yau Tong MTR Station. Photo: Sam Tsang

The biggest shopping mall built by the Housing Authority in recent years will be mainly occupied by chain stores, although it has been marketed to be different from other malls.

The shop portfolio is also similar to that of those operated by a competitor, The Link Reit.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:15am

Tsang's HOS resale premium change dumped

The formula for calculating resale premiums under the Home Ownership Scheme proposed by the previous administration has been rejected as being too complicated.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:38am

Site sale will yield 1,760 flats

Flats under the Home Ownership Scheme at Tseung Kwan O. Two residential sites will open up here in the fourth quarter. Photo: David Wong

Six residential sites would be sold by tender in the fourth quarter to provide nearly 1,800 flats, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po announced on Friday afternoon.

These sites included two in Tseung Kwan O and one each in Sha Tin, Jordan, Tuen Mun and Sai Kung. These would provide a total of 1,760 residential units, Chan said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Home Ownership Scheme here to stay, housing chief says

(From left) Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Development Secretary Paul Chan announce details of a new housing policy to increase the supply of flats. Photo: Dickson Lee

Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung assured Hongkongers on Friday that the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) would be a long-running housing policy under the new government and the flats would be sold at affordable prices.

His pledge came a day after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced 10 short- and medium-term measures to increase housing supply.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Mall gets creative to lure tenants

A zone for small, creative businesses in an eight-storey Housing Authority mall now under construction has drawn five times more applicants than there are shops available.

The authority has received 130 applicants for the 23 shops in the 'small retail zone' of The Domain in Yau Tong, the public body's biggest commercial project, which is due to open before Christmas.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am