Wong Chak-ming, 13, draws attention to the hot, suffocating conditions in his partitioned home in Sham Shui Po, on July 2. Photo: David Wong

No more coffin homes: how Hong Kong families waiting for public housing can benefit from cheap, NGO-run subdivided units

Ho Hei-wah says having NGOs operate approved subdivided units will mean better-managed and inexpensive housing for Hong Kong’s underprivileged, and the government’s proposal is a welcome one

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Wong Chak-ming, 13, draws attention to the hot, suffocating conditions in his partitioned home in Sham Shui Po, on July 2. Photo: David Wong
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Ho Hei-wah

Ho Hei-wah

Ho Hei-wah is a veteran social activist whose work focuses on protecting the rights of the underprivileged communities in Hong Kong. Over the decades, he has advocated for better policies to improve livelihood and housing conditions, and alleviate poverty. He is currently the director of the Society for Community Organization and a non-official member of the Hong Kong government's Commission on Poverty.