Living in one of the most expensive cities in the world is especially difficult for Hong Kong's poor. Entire families often have to squeeze into tiny apartments, as they endure long waiting periods for public housing amid skyrocketing rents.
Peng!'s "Haunted Landlord" project has taken to trolling rogue landlords with phone calls, relaying accounts of tenants past. Many were evicted as landlords sought profit, all while Germany's housing crisis worsens.
If you have an apartment in Berlin, you can consider yourself lucky. The market is tight and the city is all the rage, causing owners to rent out more flats to tourists and worsening an already severe housing shortage.
In her debut speech after 100 days in office, Hong Kong's new chief executive called for improvements to housing policy and social issues. She also emphasized Hong Kong's autonomy from mainland China.
Holiday apartment platform Airbnb is being over-run by firms with massive turnovers, new research in Germany suggests. More and more cities are bringing in legislation to counter the problem.
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