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Cash allowance scheme set

(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Government will launch a three-year Cash Allowance Trial Scheme in late June to alleviate the livelihood difficulties faced by grassroots families who have been waiting for public rental housing for a long time.   At a press conference this afternoon, Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing (Housing)/Director of Housing Agnes Wong said the cash allowance is not a rent subsidy and the recipients are not required to use it to pay for rent.   “This is purely to relieve their financial pressure while waiting for public rental housing.      “We aim to send out around 90,000 application forms to the eligible applicants by the end of this month. We urge them to complete the form and return it to us as soon as possible.”   The cash allowance amount is determined by the number of people in a public rental housing application who meet all eligibility criteria.   Along with other criteria

Study expo to go online

The Education Bureau will stage a virtual expo on May 28 and 29 to offer secondary school graduates study and career guidance.   The Virtual Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2021 will see about 30 institutions and organisations providing information on locally accredited post-secondary programmes and the Diploma Yi Jin programmes.   It will also feature the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes, the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes, the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education and the Qualifications Framework.   The bureau said live talks and experience sharing sessions will be available during the expo. People can review the exhibition and recorded talks online until August 12.
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