People walk past a residential apartment block in Hong Kong on May 20. The shortage of affordable housing and continuous surge in prices in the private market have made home ownership out of reach for many Hongkongers. Photo: AFP
People walk past a residential apartment block in Hong Kong on May 20. The shortage of affordable housing and continuous surge in prices in the private market have made home ownership out of reach for many Hongkongers. Photo: AFP
Sammi Fu
Opinion

Opinion

Sammi Fu

Drastic measures to solve Hong Kong’s housing crisis are long overdue

  • For too long, the government has permitted the private market to heat up while neglecting its commitment to ensure adequate affordable housing for the masses
  • John Lee must ensure effective policies are in place to eliminate the problem once and for all

People walk past a residential apartment block in Hong Kong on May 20. The shortage of affordable housing and continuous surge in prices in the private market have made home ownership out of reach for many Hongkongers. Photo: AFP
People walk past a residential apartment block in Hong Kong on May 20. The shortage of affordable housing and continuous surge in prices in the private market have made home ownership out of reach for many Hongkongers. Photo: AFP
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