Affordable Rental Housing

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Officials with the City and County of Honolulu want to build more affordable rental housing. But rather than directly fund construction, they have prepared a package of incentives to make those type of projects more appealing to developers. 

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Affordable housing got a boost on Maui recently when Governor Ige signed a bill that will help keep rents stable for 142 apartments on Front Street and build more affordable rentals in Lahaina. In the first of a series about housing on Maui, HPR's Noe Tanigawa reports on Maui's struggle to match incomes to housing costs.

New Affordable Rental Project Planned for Maui

Jun 13, 2017
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Around the state, the cost of housing has spiked higher and faster than wages. That has left a gap for what economists call “workforce housing” — housing that is inexpensive enough so that people who work in the area can live there on what they are paid. There’s a new workforce housing project in the works on Maui and this one involves rental units. Colleen Uechi of the Maui News has more.

Hawaii Ranked Priciest State For Rentals. Again.

Jun 1, 2016
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Flickr/Geoff Livingston

Hawai‘i residents have to earn $34.22 an hour to afford a two-bedroom rental.  That’s according to a new study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. They ranked Hawaii the most expensive state in the nation when it comes to renting an apartment. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

State Dedicates Affordable Rental Units in Halawa

Feb 10, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

The State dedicated a refurbished rental building overlooking historic Pearl Harbor today.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Honolulu City Council Zoning Committee unanimously approved an affordable housing project today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Mayor Signs ADU Bill Into Law

Sep 14, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

A measure to address affordable rental housing on O’ahu was signed into law today at a bill signing ceremony.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Lawmakers Briefed on Affordable Rental Housing

Jan 27, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i’s need for more affordable rental housing was the subject  of a briefing today before a Joint Legislative Housing Committee.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.