Services, staff, standards: a glimpse of an NGO’s struggles when combating homelessness

Services, staff, standards: a glimpse of an NGO’s struggles when combating homelessness

As Hong Kong has seen substantial and consistent growth in the number of street sleepers over the last decade, the government is urged to examine…

Think tank urges the government to put Hong Kong’s inequality on the agenda

Think tank urges the government to put Hong Kong’s inequality on the agenda

A business group’s report directly addresses inequality in Hong Kong; it suggests that the government should do the same.

Op-Ed: Policy Address doesn’t deliver bold land reform desperately needed now

Op-Ed: Policy Address doesn’t deliver bold land reform desperately needed now

Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s 2019 Policy Address doesn’t cut at the core of Hong Kong’s housing woes, proving the government fails to understand the property…

Greens question the need for massive reclamation ‘Vision’

Greens question the need for massive reclamation ‘Vision’

By Chermaine Lee With property prices still breaking records this year and given the excruciatingly long queues for public housing, housing and land supply has…

3 little housing policies: Ms Lam will huff and puff and blow those prices down

3 little housing policies: Ms Lam will huff and puff and blow those prices down

To address Hong Kong’s dire housing crisis, the Executive Council held a special meeting on Thursday to discuss three housing policies, and passed them all….

Greater bay area project could address Hong Kong’s land resource challenges, Carrie Lam says

Greater bay area project could address Hong Kong’s land resource challenges, Carrie Lam says

The highly-anticipated Greater Bay Area (GBA) project could be the answer to Hong Kong’s land resource challenges, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said at…

Public-private partnership suggested to address Hong Kong’s land issue

Public-private partnership suggested to address Hong Kong’s land issue

With plenty of land in the New Territories held in the hands of the developers, the government is proposing to work with them to get…

Creative land use is key in face of housing shortage

Creative land use is key in face of housing shortage

Land supply researchers say there’s no lack of land in Hong Kong. Rather, the problem is the lack of creative thinking for effective use of…

Failed abroad, to fail in Hong Kong? New tax on vacant homes of uncertain impact

In a city where housing situation has been a nightmare for many, the government is looking to an alternative to stamp duty to alleviate the…

New land supply proposal eyes Tuen Mun port

New land supply proposal eyes Tuen Mun port

Finding sites for housing projects is one of the key tasks for the Hong Kong government to tackle the increasingly dire housing problem in the…

350,000 people could be housed in New Territories North, government study finds

350,000 people could be housed in New Territories North, government study finds

Up to 350,000 people could live in one of Hong Kong’s untouched frontiers, spanning Lok Ma Chau, San Tin and Ping Che, a consultant’s study…

Renters and landlords: GIMMEE A BREAK!

Renters and landlords: GIMMEE A BREAK!

The lack of focus on real estate problems in the latest budget seems to have annoyed some Hong Kong citizens. Hong Kong’s 2017-18 Budget revealed…

Views Divided on HK’s Housing Crisis Solution

Views Divided on HK’s Housing Crisis Solution

The housing crisis in Hong Kong: Can’t live without ‘em, can’t buy ‘em. Data released by Hong Kong’s The Rating and Valuation Department last month indicated…

HK government considers building housing sites on privately-owned land in New Territories

HK government considers building housing sites on privately-owned land in New Territories

  Hong Kong’s Task Force on Land Supply said earlier this week that government should consider allowing some privately-owned land in New Territories to be…

Government urged to adopt large-scale reclamation plan to meet future needs

Government urged to adopt large-scale reclamation plan to meet future needs

Reclamation should be seen as a feasible and effective solution to Hong Kong’s housing issue, major think tank researchers assert. Photo credits: CRECCHKI

Redeveloping public housing: A bet worth taking

Redeveloping public housing: A bet worth taking

The government should step up phasing out sub-standard and sub-optimal PRH estates for efficiency and social welfare concerns. Photo credit: Chris Lusher

Empty: HKHS luxury retirement home 88% vacant

Empty: HKHS luxury retirement home 88% vacant

Half a year on, the occupancy rate of The Tanner Hill barely hits 12%, despite its prime location and luxurious facilities. The real problem is…

房協富貴老人屋「雋悅」八成八未入伙

房協富貴老人屋「雋悅」八成八未入伙

房協長者房屋雋悅〔舊稱丹拿山項目〕推出超過半年後,入住率僅一成二。雋悅位於交通方便的北角,設施亦齊全,市場反應卻不如理想,問題癥結或在其租住制度。〔支萃融攝〕

政府加強執法力度 工廈劏房住客憂去向

政府加強執法力度 工廈劏房住客憂去向

政府在七月中工廈大火後,才著力解決存在已久的工廈劏房問題。但對於劏房住戶安置問題卻隻字不提,令住戶憂心忡忡。

URA may offer more subsidised units, financing under question

URA may offer more subsidised units, financing under question

Urban Renewal Authority (URA) is considering an increase in its supply of subsidised flats. A To Kwa Wan project may be next.

‘Nimbies’ & ‘Gentries’: Two fatal urban viruses

‘Nimbies’ & ‘Gentries’: Two fatal urban viruses

NIMBYism and gentrification are eroding Hong Kong’s development. Francis Neoton Cheung, convenor of Doctoral Exchange, offers a cure. (edited on April 27)

Idiot Ville: Fotanian showcases HK’s tiniest flat

Idiot Ville: Fotanian showcases HK’s tiniest flat

Article by Lisa Choy; Photo: The advertisement poster of “Idiot Ville”, provided by Paper Scissors Stone (Facebook page) Housing is the big daddy of Hong Kong’s political…

High Tide (October 12th 2015) – Daily political round up

High Tide (October 12th 2015) – Daily political round up

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CY’s big plan to house HK – better than nothing

CY’s big plan to house HK – better than nothing

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Post- Occupy, CY Leung focuses on Housing and Youth in 2015 Policy Address

Post- Occupy, CY Leung focuses on Housing and Youth in 2015 Policy Address

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