Demand for public sector homes has always been keen in the city, with families currently waiting more than five years. Photo: Martin Chan

Hong Kong public housing: increased land supply and reduced demand to cause drop in shortfall, but government still lagging behind targets

  • Target for total housing supply in next decade will be reduced to about 430,000 flats mainly due to the slowing growth in the number of households
  • Minister Frank Chan admits however that the long wait for public housing will not be alleviated soon
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Demand for public sector homes has always been keen in the city, with families currently waiting more than five years. Photo: Martin Chan
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Lilian Cheng

Lilian Cheng

Lilian joined the Post in 2019 as senior reporter covering Hong Kong’s housing, land and development policies. She started her career at Ming Pao in 2010 and was then a principal reporter at i-Cable News. She has won awards for her reporting on a major discovery of Sung relics near the planned To Kwa Wan railway station.