安居工程 Comfortable Housing Project
[ 2009-03-03 16:53 ]
A program by the government to offer urban low-income resident housing, following the abolition of the previous welfare-oriented distribution of public housing to government and State-owned enterprise employees.
Originally implemented in 1995, it was a major national measure to coordinate and help push forward housing reform. Supported by a special State fund and by local government coffers, the project is mainly aimed at covering impoverished urban households with a per capita housing area less than 4 sqm. Qualified candidates are eligible to pay a price far lower than market rates.
（英语点津 Helen 编辑）