(ABC NEWS) -- American cities recently have proposed 300-square-foot or smaller “micro” apartments, but 40 square feet already is the norm for some of the poorest residents in Hong Kong.
The Society for Community Organization (SoCO) has released these overhead photos showing how people live in tiny, cramped Hong Kong apartments to highlight the ongoing housing problems in one of the richest cities in the world. Most of the residents in these urban slums are low-income families, elderly and unemployed. The smallest apartment the SoCO visited was 28 square feet, rented by an unemployed single man.
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PHOTO CREDT: Photos by Benny Lam/SoCO/Rex / Rex USA