Prefabricated housing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service is studying the idea of using underutilised land for homes made out of containers – a model already used for student and other low-cost housing in Europe. Photo: Handout

Quick fixes for Hong Kong’s housing crisis are worth a try

Bernard Chan says families who have been waiting for years for public housing need immediate help. The proposals to turn underutilised flats and containers into temporary housing are not just creative, but also pragmatic

Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Prefabricated housing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service is studying the idea of using underutilised land for homes made out of containers – a model already used for student and other low-cost housing in Europe. Photo: Handout
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