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When he took office, Governor Ige asked the same question as everyone else: What will it take to build more affordable housing in Hawai‘i?  Acting on the advice of industry leaders, his administration streamlined the system and provided the financing tools to make projects feasible — and still affordable for the average person. Now, with ...
Read More From the governor: More housing for Hawai‘i’s people

The signs are all around us as COVID-19 case counts climb and the state Department of Health is keeping a close eye on hospitalizations. Health director Dr. Libby Char told the Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight Hawai‘i’ last month that there’s “an awful lot of COVID in the community” and “We’re seeing the numbers take off again.” Part ...
Read More DOH urges caution as COVID-19 cases rise statewide

The right housing can change lives.  Just ask some of the thousands of local folks  who have been able to find housing they can afford in Hawai‘i during the past eight years. More affordable housing projects have been coming online every month for local residents — from seniors and working families to young, career-focused singles ...
Read More A pipeline of affordable units over the past 8 years

The housing outlook for local residents is looking a lot brighter than it did eight years ago — and not only because of this year’s significant appropriations from the state legislature. The transformation started in 2015 when Governor Ige brought together a working group of builders, nonprofits and housing advocates to address the state’s housing ...
Read More Affordable housing: Transforming spaces, changing lives

Don Collier, paralegal – “Having this unit means a lot to me.  I’ve lived in ‘Aiea all my life and commute to work downtown on the bus. It takes about an hour each way. I’ve been renting a studio, but there are no windows and it’s really hot. The house where I’ve been living in ...
Read More Home, sweet home at Hale Kālele

Partnerships. Resources. Persistence. That’s what service providers and homeless coordinators say it takes to get people off the streets and into safer, stable housing. Even though clusters of homeless folks still appear in some neighborhoods, a small army of dedicated workers has made a measurable difference in the past eight years for homeless families and ...
Read More It takes a village: Breaking the cycle of homelessness

When is a homestead more than just land? If you’re a beneficiary of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act who has been waiting decades for a homestead, it’s everything. It’s the future of an ‘ohana. It’s promises dating back to Prince Kūhiō and statehood. It’s a measure of respect for your culture and people. And, if ...
Read More DHHL: Moving from waitlists to a place to call home

The state is prepared to settle a landmark class-action lawsuit filed more than 20 years ago by native Hawaiians waiting for homestead land leases. Under the settlement for Kalima v. State of Hawaii involving some 2,700 plaintiffs, the state will pay $328 million in exchange for a full, global release of all claims. The $328 ...
Read More State to settle historic Kalima case for 8 million

When children are hungry, they can’t learn.” That simple yet fundamental statement is at the heart of First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige’s dedication to projects she’s spearheaded in Hawai‘i, such as Kau Kau 4 Keiki, Grab and Go meals, and Jumpstart Breakfast. It’s also part of why she’s been invited to join the leadership council of ...
Read More Nourishing Hawai‘i’s students, now and for the future

It was déjà vu all over again as the UH men’s volleyball team basked in the adulation of their fans — including Governor and Mrs. Ige —at Washington Place . “It’s my honor to recognize May 17, 2022 as Rainbow Warriors Day,” said the governor.  He praised the team for their Big West honors, including ...
Read More Way to go, ’Bows! Back-to-back NCAA champs celebrated

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