Left to right: Jackeline Yang, chairwoman of Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society (Kowloon); and Yuen Kwok-cheung, architect and consultant, at Lok Sin Tong Primary School in Kowloon City, where the charity will develop 50 flats for households with three or four family members. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong NGOs who build transitional homes for the needy to be exempted heavy land charges, government says

  • The Transport and Housing Bureau announced on Thursday it would drop ‘waiver fees’ related to differences in rental income after conversion
  • Transitional homes are intended to temporarily house poorer families who are awaiting public housing
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Left to right: Jackeline Yang, chairwoman of Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society (Kowloon); and Yuen Kwok-cheung, architect and consultant, at Lok Sin Tong Primary School in Kowloon City, where the charity will develop 50 flats for households with three or four family members. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Ping Shan, where the largest brownfield cluster in the New Territories has been identified. Photo: Roy Issa

Housing supply crisis awaits Hong Kong in next three to four years, in both public and private sectors, warns think tank, as land shortages bite

  • Our Hong Kong Foundation says supply of housing stock will plummet by 40 per cent by 2023
  • The foundation recommends the government use rezoning, brownfield sites and land reclamation to loosen up supply
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Ping Shan, where the largest brownfield cluster in the New Territories has been identified. Photo: Roy Issa
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