Common sense tells us that a substantial fraction of owners and tenants in public housing flats would be keen to rent out part or all of their flats, writes Richard Wong. Protesters hold up a dragon with protest signs urging more affordable housing at a rally outside the Central Government Offices in Tamar in September 2013. Common sense tells us that a substantial fraction of owners and tenants in public housing flats would be keen to rent out part or all of their flats, writes Richard Wong. Protesters hold up a dragon with protest signs urging more affordable housing at a rally outside the Central Government Offices in Tamar in September 2013.
Common sense tells us that a substantial fraction of owners and tenants in public housing flats would be keen to rent out part or all of their flats, writes Richard Wong. Protesters hold up a dragon with protest signs urging more affordable housing at a rally outside the Central Government Offices in Tamar in September 2013.
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Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Wong

It is time to empower welfare housing tenants to rent out part or all of their flats

Unleashing market forces within the public housing sector would mean a step towards privatising the public housing stock and refocusing public housing away from handouts and towards ownership

Common sense tells us that a substantial fraction of owners and tenants in public housing flats would be keen to rent out part or all of their flats, writes Richard Wong. Protesters hold up a dragon with protest signs urging more affordable housing at a rally outside the Central Government Offices in Tamar in September 2013. Common sense tells us that a substantial fraction of owners and tenants in public housing flats would be keen to rent out part or all of their flats, writes Richard Wong. Protesters hold up a dragon with protest signs urging more affordable housing at a rally outside the Central Government Offices in Tamar in September 2013.
Common sense tells us that a substantial fraction of owners and tenants in public housing flats would be keen to rent out part or all of their flats, writes Richard Wong. Protesters hold up a dragon with protest signs urging more affordable housing at a rally outside the Central Government Offices in Tamar in September 2013.
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Richard Wong

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Richard Wong Yue-chim is the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong