From the Governor: Action on housing, homelessness
A. The housing shortage is a long-standing, complex problem that can only be solved by partnering with the private sector and the counties. To better understand the challenges, we met with representatives from the Land Use Research Foundation, the Building Industry Association and several home builders. We crafted a plan from those discussions and set a goal that was realistic and achievable: to produce at least 10,000 housing units across the state by 2020. The work ahead involves reducing bureaucratic barriers, strengthening financing tools and refocusing our priorities for people with low and moderate incomes.
Key pieces of the state housing plan include:
Q. What does the future of housing look like for Hawai‘i ?
A. The 10,000 housing unit goal is just the start. Besides accelerating delivery of affordable housing in the short run, my administration is formulating a production goal for the next 10 years focusing on multi-family rental housing units for lower-income families. We want to maximize state assets and work with our community partners to meet the housing demand for the future.
Photo: Gov. Ige with developers