Wu Xiaoping, 51, a single mother who lives with her 18-year-old daughter in community housing. Photo: Nora Tam

Don’t leave burden of social housing to Hong Kong’s NGOs, government urged amid notorious wait for public flats

  • Community projects in which families share flats at heavily subsidised rents provide much needed respite from alternative of subdivided homes
  • Social groups hope, however, that authorities can be more proactive, especially in helping them navigate property management
Topic |   City Weekend

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Wu Xiaoping, 51, a single mother who lives with her 18-year-old daughter in community housing. Photo: Nora Tam
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The Housing Society’s scheme allows subsidised flat owners to rent spare rooms to needy families. Photo: Felix Wong

Proposed changes to a scheme which allows needy Hongkongers to rent spare rooms may cover almost 400,000 subsidised flats

  • The response to the scheme launched in September has been lacklustre
  • Only 13 owners have applied to rent out their spare rooms
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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The Housing Society’s scheme allows subsidised flat owners to rent spare rooms to needy families. Photo: Felix Wong
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