The proposal would also impose a vacancy tax on new unsold flats. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Sweeping changes to Hong Kong’s subsidised housing policy set to be proposed by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Post learns

Sources say proposals will make subsidised housing cheaper and impose a vacancy tax on newly built unsold homes

Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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The proposal would also impose a vacancy tax on new unsold flats. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao

Shirley joined the Post in 2013 after reporting from China for a Hong Kong-based magazine. She has covered education, and now focuses on housing, land and planning.

Olga Wong

Olga Wong

Olga Wong has focused on covering the environment, housing, urban planning and the ageing population at the Post since 2007. Her award-winning stories exposed loopholes in the Small House Policy and developers' unscrupulous sales tactics. She also worked at Ming Pao and was awarded the Best Young Reporter by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong in 2001.

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.