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Copy of HK Housing Problem

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Stephanie Lupas

on 9 April 2013

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Long-term solutions Conclusion Impacts Solutions Introduction Short-term solutions 1. Reduce house flipping of investors
Increase house duties
Increase flat duties of house owners
with more than 2 flats

2. Control foreign investors
Set some housings only can only be bought by HK residents
Special housing tax HK Population Difficult to own their own house

Hong Kong citizens become slave of house

Cannot have a good quality of mental health

Cause political unstable Health Resources Reference: Singapore

82% live in public housing
93% Home ownership HK
Problems Health Safety Hong Kong Housing Problem High property Price

Insufficient Public Housing Units

Overcrowding High Property Price trend of the housing prices from 1996 to 2012 High Property Price 20 Most unaffordable housing markets (2013) Proportion of Hong Kong Housing 2012
Public Rental Housing: 31%
Home Ownership Scheme:16%
private sector housing : >50% Insufficient Public Housing Units Overcrowding Comparison of Population Density between different countries Applications Trend of public housing units 3 Aspects Safety Sub-divided units
Poor living conditions
Easy to suffering respiratory diseases and infectious disease Environment Environment Environment Heat Island Effect
high building density will restrict air flow
heat emitted from the sun is trapped
temperature increases Environment Air pollution

Global warming
increasing time of using air-conditioners under heat island effect Some HK citizen needs their life-long time to buy their homes 1. Build more public housings EVERY YEAR
2. Revise public housing income limit EVERY YEAR
3. Reconstruct from insecure, old buildings
4. Plant more trees / green roofs
(to reduce heat island effect) Wall Building Problem
restrict the air flow and block the wind
areas behind these constructions will have poor air ventilation
high temperature Decrease of countryside and villages
involve cutting of tree
damage carbon cycle and ecosystem Conclusion Serious issue of housing problem in Hong Kong

Affecting many of us in many aspects

Government should do more and be quick to tackle this problem Reference http://bm.szhk.com/2012/05/17/282811448206086.html
http://ls2sgroup.xanga.com/727495458/%E2%98%85%E5%A4%A7%E5%9C%8D%E3%80%82%E5%B1%8F%E9%A2%A8%E6%A8%93%E5%95%8F%E9%A1%8C%E2%98%85/ The End Group 7
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