Gov May Convert COVID-19 Facilities Into Family Homes

Gov't May Convert Makeshift COVID-19 Facilities Into Family Homes

The government is set to evaluate whether the pre-built COVID-19 isolation and treatment facilities used during the fifth wave of infections could be converted into transitional housing properties, according to local reports via The Standard on Sept. 26.

Facilities with private washrooms will be first considered to be converted into transitional housing projects for underprivileged families, with the first potentially being the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

Lee had set up four working groups in the past to in a bid to address livelihood issues, with Deputy Financial Secretary Michael Wong taking the helm of task force to tackle land and housing issues.

Wong’s task force passed a series of preliminary proposals to accelerate the construction of public housing as Lee’s new government took office to ensure Hong Kongers had better access to public housing.  

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