Yue Kwong Chuen, a Housing Society estate in Aberdeen. The take-up rate of a scheme that allows 13,000 owners of Housing Society subsidised flats to rent out spare rooms has been dismal. How was the policy formulated? Photo: Felix Wong
Alice Wu
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Opinion

Alice Wu

New governance style? Carrie Lam can’t even get basic policymaking right, as the abject failure of the spare room letting scheme shows

  • The take-up rate of the letting scheme for subsidised flats in Hong Kong has been outrageously low, with only 13 of 13,000 eligible owners signing up. Did the government pull the policy out of thin air, instead of doing research and evaluation?

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Yue Kwong Chuen, a Housing Society estate in Aberdeen. The take-up rate of a scheme that allows 13,000 owners of Housing Society subsidised flats to rent out spare rooms has been dismal. How was the policy formulated? Photo: Felix Wong
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