Almost 200,000 people lived in subdivided flats last year, according to the Census and Statistics Department. Photo: Edward Wong
Almost 200,000 people lived in subdivided flats last year, according to the Census and Statistics Department. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong’s poorest squeezed as rents for tiny subdivided flats rise at double rate for other homes

As landlords exploit the city’s most vulnerable, a concern group urges the government to use empty public buildings to house desperate families

Almost 200,000 people lived in subdivided flats last year, according to the Census and Statistics Department. Photo: Edward Wong
Almost 200,000 people lived in subdivided flats last year, according to the Census and Statistics Department. Photo: Edward Wong
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