Date: Sep 01, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday defended Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) social housing proposal in the face of criticism from the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus, saying that while Tsai’s housing platform might not solve all the nation’s housing problems, it is a brave first step.
“The first step to resolving Taiwan’s housing issues is to provide a stable housing option other than buying property, and then come up with a set of integral strategies to combat structural issues surrounding the purchasing of homes,” DPP Policy Committee deputy executive director Shih Keh-he (施克和) said.
The KMT criticized the DPP presidential candidate’s proposal made on Sunday to create 200,000 social housing units that would only be available for rent to those who are unable to afford to buy their own homes. The KMT caucus called the plan an empty objective that could never be realized. [FULL STORY]