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May 16, 2022 08:29 PM
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Wait Time for Public Rental Housing in Hong Kong Hits 23-Year High

A public housing complex in the Sham Shui Po area of Hong Kong in September 2020. Photo: VCG
A public housing complex in the Sham Shui Po area of Hong Kong in September 2020. Photo: VCG

Hong Kong residents as of last month were looking at an average wait of 6.1 years to get a public rental apartment, the longest estimated wait time since 1999, according to the local housing authority.

The lengthening wait time adds to the pressure on the city’s next chief executive, John Lee, who has promised to get low-income families into public housing quicker.

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