Waiting times for public housing in Hong Kong are at their longest in nearly two decades. Photo: David Wong

How Hong Kong’s public housing system works: costs, waiting times and sales

  • With lack of land, sky-high property prices and long waiting periods for rental homes for those with low income, relief not likely to be soon
  • About 3.3 million people – 44.7 per cent of the population – live in public housing
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Waiting times for public housing in Hong Kong are at their longest in nearly two decades. Photo: David Wong
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David Vetter

David Vetter

Now a senior reporter on the city desk, David joined the Post in 2016 as editor of HK Magazine following ten years of reporting and editing for publications in Hong Kong, China and the UK. He holds a master's degree in international journalism.