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Old 12-25-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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I found out that the majority of the working class Hong Kong people are in Public Housings.

It seems about half or more of Hong Kong housing developments are under Hong Kong Housing Authority.

I was pretty surprised. At least most of the working class and poor have some kind of decent affordable housing in Hong Kong.

It would be nice if NYC could do the same.

In NYC, only 15% of housing developments are by NYCHA. The vast majority of working class and poor in NYC are not in NYCHA developments and many of them need the accessibility to government affordable housing.

Limited affordable decent housing is an issue in NYC. I wish they could follow Hong Kong's example.
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Old 12-25-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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I may be built by HKHA, but do you know if tenants pay rent or not?
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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A lot of the housing that is provided is about 100 square feet and you can find as many as four or five people crammed in that space. No windows, no AC, no ventilation, bathrooms shared with 50+ others... I suppose it beats homelessness, but it's a miserable way to live and a huge problem for HK. Because of HK's lack of developable land, the only solution is to keep building up, but the costs of making new apartment blocks versus what it cost 30-50 years ago makes it quite prohibitive for the government, so there's no easy solution.
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:38 AM
 
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No windows, no AC, no ventilation, bathrooms shared with 50+ others...


No, not true maybe in the 1950s and 60s and not from the 70s.
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A lot of the housing that is provided is about 100 square feet and you can find as many as four or five people crammed in that space. No windows, no AC, no ventilation, bathrooms shared with 50+ others... I suppose it beats homelessness, but it's a miserable way to live and a huge problem for HK. Because of HK's lack of developable land, the only solution is to keep building up, but the costs of making new apartment blocks versus what it cost 30-50 years ago makes it quite prohibitive for the government, so there's no easy solution.
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