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Honolulu City Council to discuss how to allocate American Rescue Plan funds

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Two Honolulu City Councils committees will gather to discuss a pandemic recovery plan for Oʻahu’s economy and housing crisis.

The Joint Committee on Executive Management and Housing and the Economy will review the city's plan to use funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration transmitted the plan to the Department of the Treasury in August.

The city will file its first quarterly project and expenditure report by the end of the month.

The plan sets out goals on how to allocate nearly $400 million in the county’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

The goals include rent and utility relief, increasing affordable housing, and increasing internet access in public areas.

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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Zoe Dym is a news producer at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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