Safeguarding the rational allocation of public housing resources in Hong Kong

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  • Lau Kwok Yu


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-129
Journal / PublicationAsian Pacific Journal of Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1997


This paper is an attempt to analyze the Hong Kong government's housing policy in safeguarding the rational allocation of public housing resources. An asset-test policy has been introduced recently to supplement the income-test on tenant households. This paper examines the objectives, value premises, principles and strategies adopted and the impact of the policy on housing the needy. It also contributes to the debate on residualization in the social rented sector and housing affordability of public housing tenants, and deals with the issues of resource allocation and equity.