More Affordable Rentals Needed Statewide

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Several hundred new apartment rentals are under construction statewide. The units will increase affordable housing options for low-income residents, but according to the state’s housing study tens of thousands of additional affordable rentals are needed. When state agencies and developers use the term “affordable housing” they’re typically referring to homes that could be purchased by households earning around 100-thousand-dollars-a-year, but the research shows that's not what Hawaii needs most.

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