Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam suggests Housing Authority pay cash subsidies to residents on waiting lists to accelerate delivery of new homes

Hong Kong’s main provider of public housing should be made to distribute support payments from its own budget to residents waiting years for subsidised flats in a bid to encourage an acceleration of its building programme, according to the city’s leader.Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Sunday that switching liability for the government subsidies to the Housing Authority would make the body more accountable to the public and drive forward efforts to ease the city’s shortage of…


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