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10/25/2022

New public-private partnership on Maui provides hope for affordable homes, but raises questions of fairness

A budget amendment that provides an $18 million appropriation to the Pulelehua affordable housing project in West Maui was approved unanimously by members of the Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday in an 8-0 vote, with one member excused.

 

maui now

10/24/2022

Maui affordable housing project triggers land dispute

Dozens lined Kahekili Highway near Waiehu Beach Road on Monday holding signs and Hawaiian flags.

 

hawaii news now

10/23/2022

Mayoral Candidates Differ on How to Address Maui’s Housing Crisis

As we look to the General Election on November 8, let us consider the contrasting approaches of our Mayoral candidates, based on their responses to a number of questions asked, as printed in the September 15 issue of The Fil-Am Voice.

 

fil-am voice

10/23/2022

State to subsidize midpriced rental housing projects

Developers have blitzed a state agency to tap a special $150 million legislative appropriation for funding new rental housing aimed largely at middle-income Hawaii households.

 

star advertiser

10/19/2022

Maui mayor signs bill to change affordable housing guidelines

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino has signed into law Bill 107, which changes the formula used to price affordable homes, the county announced this week.

 

pacific business news

10/15/2022

Maui County taxpayers can expect to benefit from $73M in energy cost-savings program

Maui County has a new 20-year contract to save taxpayer money by reducing energy, water and fuel usage.

 

hawaii news now

10/14/2022

This Is How The Candidates For Maui Mayor Want To Tackle The Housing Crisis

Both say the lack of housing for residents is the county’s top problem, but they’re proposing very different solutions.

 

civil beat

10/13/2022

Less commercial, more housing in project plans

Downtown Kihei project to have 223 affordable rentals in response to community requests

 

maui news

10/13/2022

Home sales continue to decline on Neighbor Islands

Home sales continued to cool across Neighbor Islands in September compared to the same month last year, according to recent statistics.

 

pacific business news

10/11/2022

Another Endangered Species in Hawai‘i: Starter Homes

Young people used to be able to buy a small single-family home or townhome as the first step on their homeownership ladder, but today they are priced out of that market.

 

hawaii business magazine

10/10/2022

Land Use Commission approves public-private partnership in Waikapū, Maui

The Land Use Commission unanimously approved Waikapū Properties’ petition to amend conditions now covered by a public-private partnership between the County of Maui and the developer.

 

Maui now

10/10/2022

Maui Voters Weigh A Ballot Proposal To Create A Separate Housing Department

The move to split up the county’s Department of Housing and Human Concerns comes as residents increasingly struggle to find affordable homes on the Valley Isle.

 

civil beat

10/7/2022

Lawsuits, resident pushback pause affordable housing project on Maui

Waiehu is zoned as agriculture land and critics say it should stay that way.

 

hawaii news now

10/6/2022

324 units planned as part of workforce affordable Kaulana Mahina Apartments in Central Maui

An estimated 324 units are planned as part of the Kaulana Mahina Apartments development in Central Maui.

 

maui now

10/5/2022

Maui median in September rises to $1,025,000, up 3% from same time

Maui’s median sales price for single family homes sold in September rose to $1,025,000, up 3.0% from the year prior, according to the latest data released by the Realtors Association of Maui.

 

maui now

10/5/2022

Maui Voters To Decide If Planning Commission Should Be More Representative

A proposed county charter amendment would require all six community planning districts on Maui to have a member on the commission.

 

civil beat

10/4/2022

Final EA published for water tank in Waikapū to serve DHHL Puʻunani Homestead

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has published a final Environmental Assessment with a Finding of No Significant Impact for a 500,000-gallon concrete water storage tank and related improvements in Waikapū, Maui.

 

maui now

10/4/2022

Fewer Mortgage Delinquencies Now than a Year Ago

Lenders have been stricter on loans since the Great Recession, which would likely limit the number of delinquencies in any new recession, one local expert says.

 

hawaii business magazine

9/30/2022

Koa Waena affordable housing project proposed in North Kīhei

A new affordable housing project is proposed for Kīhei, Maui that seeks to offer 500 homes on 5,000 square foot lots.

 

maui now

9/29/2022

Hotly debated Maui County affordable housing sales price guidelines approved

Despite objections from local for-sale affordable housing developers and Maui County’s administration, rules that establish new affordable housing sales price guidelines narrowly passed second and final reading Tuesday at Maui County Council.

 

maui now

9/29/2022

After months of hearings, Honua‘ula moves forward

Commissioners satisfied with changes made to 1,150-unit housing project

 

maui news

9/28/2022

Maui council a step closer to buying Lahaina apartments in bid to save workforce housing

Lahaina Crossroads renters Etina Hingano and her husband work three jobs to make ends meet. 

 

maui now

9/22/2022

COUNTY OFFERS TO SWAP INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Waikapu developer would double low-cost housing in exchange for county-funded sewer plant, road extension

 

maui times

9/21/2022

Affordable housing drops as interest rises in Hawaii

The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate for the third straight time in an effort to fight inflation on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

 

Khon

9/20/2022

Hawaii is the most expensive state in the country to buy a home, study finds

News that’s not really news to anyone: Hawaii is the most expensive state in the U.S. to buy a home. 

 

KITV

9/20/2022

Rising Interest Rates Sideline First-Time Homebuyers

Bidding wars are now rare, but the highest mortgage rates since 2008 put homeownership out of reach for many who thought it was possible at the start of the year.

 

hawaii business magazine

9/16/2022

Neighbor Island home sales continued to decline in August

Neighbor Island home sales declined last month compared to August 2021, as the market continues to cool, according to recent sales statistics.

 

Pacific business news

9/15/2022

Maui County looks to purchase Lahaina apartment complex

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino has requested a budget amendment for the purchase the Lahaina Crossroads Apartment building, the county announced this week.

 

Pacific business news

9/15/2022

202-unit Kuikahi Village project gets initial green light

Workforce housing development would include ‘innovative’ mix of homes

 

Maui news

9/15/2022

Council aims to acquire 257 acres in Māʻalaea by eminent domain, but owners push back

A council committee voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend approval to acquire 257 acres in Māʻalaea for preservation.

 

Maui now

9/14/2022

Record-setting summer closes with decline in home prices

Report: Market may be heading in‘more buyer-friendly direction’

 

Maui news

9/14/2022

Kuikahi Village’s 202 homes planned for Wailuku gets nod from council committee

Calling it “innovative” and unique, a Maui County Council committee on Tuesday recommended approval for a 100% workforce neighborhood in Wailuku, which would include 202 diverse houses for sale — from tiny homes to live-work townhomes. 

 

Maui now

9/13/2022

Hawaii housing experts worry inflation will throttle back development, buying power

As the stock market fell Tuesday due to inflation fears, local housing experts are watching another troubling financial development — rising interest rates.

 

Hawaii News Now

9/13/2022

Maui median home prices drop under $1 million for first time this year

The median sales price for single-family homes dropped below $1 million — to $983,575 — for the first time this year.

 

Maui now

9/8/2022

Long-term Mortgage Rates Now at Highest Point Since 2008

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped again this week, hitting the highest levels in almost 14 years and pushing even more would-be buyers out of the market.

 

Star Advertiser

9/8/2022

Lanai Housing Crisis Could be Alleviated by Bill 107 at County Council

A bill that would affect home prices in Maui County goes before the council for its second and final reading on Sept. 20, 2022.

 

KITV

9/8/2022

Bill to Lower Maui County Affordable Housing Sales Guidelines Narrowly Advances in Council

Despite opposition from developers, a plan that promises to make affordable homes more affordable moved one step closer to reality at Maui County Council recently.

 

Maui Now

9/7/2022

Hawaii Officials Lower Economic Growth Predictions for the State

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism announced Thursday lower economic growth projections for Hawaii in 2022 and 2023, in its third quarter 2022 Statistical and Economic report.

 

Pacific Business News

9/4/2022

Affordable Housing in Hawaii: A Top Campaign Issue Where Results Are Hard to Assess

Many political candidates made statements about affordable housing leading up to Hawaii’s primary election last month.

 

Star Advertiser

9/2/2022

Traffic, Flooding Among Concerns With New Affordable Housing Project in Maui

Several residents are pushing to stop a new affordable housing development from going up in South Maui.

 

Hawaii News Now

9/2/2022

County Council Considering New Methods for Determining Sales Price of Affordable Housing

At its Friday meeting at 9 a.m., the Maui County Council will consider a bill to establish new methods for determining the sales price of an affordable dwelling unit.

 

Maui Now

8/30/2022

Letters to the Editor: Public Housing Not Best Solution to Housing Crisis

A recent letter advocated for public housing as the best solution to our housing crisis (“Government should build public housing,” Aug. 19). This is the wrong solution.

 

Maui News

8/26/2022

Editorial: Aim Higher for Teacher Housing

It sounds like a promising project to kill the proverbial two birds with one stone: $15 million to build teacher housing on Maui, that tackles both the need for affordable rentals and offers important incentive to recruit and retain teachers

 

Star Advertiser

8/25/2022

Blueprint For Hawai‘i Housing? UH Project For Students And Faculty Is Going Up At Relatively Little Cost

A Hawai‘i lawmaker says the public private housing partnership could be a model for state-owned affordable rentals.

 

Civil Beat

8/24/2022

Land in Lahaina slated for future teacher housing

Timeline to be discussed; state says it’s the first time in a decade that DOE will put up educator housing.

 

Maui News

8/23/2022

Higher Mortgage Rates and Fewer Sales May Finally Be Affecting Prices

In half of the 12 real estate regions on O‘ahu, asking prices have been reduced on at least 30% of the current listings.

 

Hawaii Business Magazine

8/22/2022

West Maui Community Corridor Transit-oriented Development Action plan announced

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that Maui County has launched the West Maui Community Corridor Transit-Oriented Development Action Plan to advance strategies for a transit-oriented community in West Maui.

 

County of Maui

8/19/2022

Report finds ‘no evidence’ that outside buyers drive Hawai‘i’s high housing prices

Persistent beliefs that out-of-state homebuyers are driving up home prices in the Islands is not supported by data, according to a new report from Grassroot Institute of Hawai‘i.

 

Pacific Business News

8/12/2022

Affordable lottery held today at Ikaika Ohana’s Kaiwahine village for their second rental project in R&T park to open at end of year

At 11:30 am at the Kaiwahine Village center, the lottery for the new housing project from Ikaika Ohana, Kaiaulu o Halele‘a Affordable Housing Project at the R&T park, was held.

 

Kihei Community Association

8/12/2022

Financing approved to help build Kihei senior rental project

Affordable housing developer and owner Highridge Costa will receive funding to help build Liloa Hale, a $58.4 million, 117-unit affordable rental project for seniors in Kihei.

 

Maui News

8/9/2022

Records Broken as the Rich Buy Hawai‘i Homes

During the first half of this year, 424 homes, condos and vacant land parcels sold for $3 million or more. The top price: $36.1 million for an oceanfront estate on Kaua‘i.

 

Hawaii Business Magazine

8/9/2022

Maui County to receive $25M for Waiale Road extension

Maui County will receive $25 million in federal funds to help construct the Waiale Road extension, Hawai‘i U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and Mayor Michael Victorino announced Monday.

 

Maui News

8/9/2022

Neighbor Island home sales cool in July

Neighbor Island home sales continued to cool in July, while median sale prices largely continued to increase over the same month last year, according to recent sales statistics.

 

Pacific Business News

8/9/2022

Blessing held for 324 unit Kaulana Mahina workforce apartments in Wailuku, Maui

An official blessing was held on Monday for the new Kaulana Mahina development in Central Maui.

 

Maui Now

8/4/2022

County sees dip in sales as home prices hover over $1M

New listings and closed sales for homes and condos took a dive in July while inventory improved — all signs that the housing market is continuing to cool.

 

Maui News

8/4/2022

Maui County home sales cool in June; single-family home median sales price at $1.1 million

Maui County home sales fell by more than 50% for condos and 20% for single-family houses last month, as rising mortgage rates and record-high sales prices pushed out buyers.

 

Maui Now

7/29/2022

Gov. Ige joins ceremonies for two Maui affordable housing projects

Gov. David Ige participated Tuesday, July 19, in ceremonies marking milestones for two Maui affordable housing projects.

 

Lahaina News

7/27/2022

NIMBY worsening Hawai‘i’s housing crisis

Tens of thousands of homes, maybe more. That’s what some experts are targeting to help ease Hawai‘i’s housing crisis.

 

KHON2

7/27/2022

It’s Gotten Both Worse and Better for Struggling Working Families

The good news is that seventeen Hawai‘i nonprofits are helping working families become more financially stable, find affordable housing, and get involved in policy.

 

Hawaii Business Magazine

7/5/2022

Maui Now Survey: 71% affected by residential rental prices spiking, 93% concerned with increase in violent and property crimes

Maui Now released a survey on Thursday, June 16, asking its readers to share their opinions and attitudes toward current issues affecting Maui County.

 

Maui Now

7/5/2022

Column: Overcoming regulatory barriers for Maui housing solutions

It’s impossible to walk down the street and find someone who doesn’t know Maui has a housing problem for its residents.

 

Star Advertiser

7/1/2022

Despite pushback, new affordable sales price guides for Maui County advance

Despite some who said the plan could actually hurt housing development, a Maui County Council committee on Thursday recommended approval of a measure that aims to make affordable housing more affordable.

 

Maui Now

6/27/2022

Owners give Lahaina tenants more time; rally highlights Maui’s housing woes

New owners of one of the last Lahaina apartments with workforce rents reversed course Friday, announcing that no immediate evictions or rent increases will occur at Lahaina Crossroads.

 

Maui Now

6/24/2022

Hawaiʻi vacation rentals continued to see drops in supply, demand last month

Hawaiʻi vacation rentals reported an occupancy rate of 69.4% in May, according to data released Friday by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.

 

Pacific Business News

6/21/2022

A Massive Maui Ranch Next Door to Oprah’s Property Asks $75 Million

Hana Ranch, which is one of the largest pieces of land for sale in Hawaiʻi, sits next to roughly 100 undeveloped acres owned by the media mogul.

 

Wall Street Journal

6/18/2022

Promoting affordable housing in the apartment districts

Affordable housing is at the top of the list of what our residents and communities need and demand.

 

Maui News

6/17/2022

South Maui Residents Want A Community Plan With Sharper Teeth

An update to South Maui’s community plan has been a long time coming. Residents charting the region’s future complain that past plans have been too flimsy.

 

Civil Beat

6/13/2022

100% affordable project Hale Waipuʻilani in Kīhei advances

Saying the decision is between affordable housing or speculator homes, Maui County Council in committee today voted to recommend approval for a hotly-debated 28-unit affordable housing project slated for Kīhei.

 

Maui Now

6/13/2022

Why Rent Relief in Hawai‘i Became a National Model

The government program helped over 13,000 households. One reason it succeeded may have been that people who had experienced housing instability had a seat at the decision-making table.

 

Hawaii Business Magazine

6/11/2022

Tenants forced out of Lahaina Crossroads Apartments; rent nearly doubling

Katherine Kamaunu, 71, has lived at Lahaina Crossroads Apartments for more than 35 years. Now, she and her husband, Aaron Kamaunu, 60, are being forced out of the complex, along with nearly 20 other families — a handful of whom are kūpuna on fixed incomes.

 

Maui Now

6/10/2022

Hawaiʻi is most expensive state for household bills

Feeling like you can’t catch up on bills month after month? Well, you are not the only one. A new study ranked the states with the highest to lowest monthly expenses and Hawaiʻi came out on top.

 

KHON2

6/5/2022

Maui median home sales price stays near record at $1.21M; sales slow

Maui County’s single-family home median sales price at $1.21 million in May hovered just below the record high while sales showed signs of slowing, according to a new report by the Realtors Association of Maui.

 

Maui Now

6/3/2022

Queen Kaʻahumanu Center pitched as future site for apartments; council shuts it down

Maui County council and administration are at odds over whether vacant spaces in industrial areas, such as Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, should be able to convert into apartments as a way to combat the housing crisis.

 

Maui Now

6/2/2022

Itʻs National Homeownership Month; what federal programs are available for rural areas?

Itʻs National Home Ownership month. There are several federal programs available to help people buy, repair and build affordable homes.

 

Maui Now

6/1/2022

Rental prices are soaring in Hawai‘i as economy rebounds

Rents are rising to record-breaking numbers across the country. On Maui, residents also see their rent soar.

 

Hawaii News Now

6/1/2022

Would You Want The Government To Be Your Landlord?

As residents across the U.S. struggle with rising housing prices, policymakers are increasingly looking at models for “social housing” including in Vienna, Austria, as a way to improve the situation.

 

Civil Beat

5/26/2022

Maui council may adjust metrics to make affordable housing actually affordable

With soaring housing prices in Maui County, council members are looking at ways to update the county’s sales price guidelines so affordable housing can actually be affordable.

 

Maui Now

5/25/2022

Maui Is Reconsidering What Constitutes ‘Affordable’ When It Comes To Housing

Even if families qualify for loans, monthly costs can be so high that they struggle to hold on to their homes in the long term.

 

Civil Beat

5/24/2022

Panel probes for answers to soaring home prices

New housing plan recommends updating county’s rent and sales price guidelines.

 

Maui News

5/24/2022

Kuʻikahi Village’s plans for 202 workforce homes in Wailuku moves ahead

Kuʻikahi Village Project, which aims to build 202 workforce housing units on about 15 acres in Wailuku, cleared a significant hurdle recently.

 

Maui Now

5/12/2022

How Fast Can Government Agencies Turn The Legislature’s $1 Billion Into New Housing?

Lawmakers just appropriated approximately $1 billion to help build homes for residents. Now it’s up to the executive branch to make things happen.

 

Civil Beat

5/10/2022

State’s $192M housing, civic center project in Kahului advances

A $192 million Kahului plan to develop 300 affordable and market-rate units, along with a civic center for state office space, cleared a hurdle in the approval process.

 

Maui Now

5/10/2022

Developer wants to turn proposed hotel site into apartment complex

Six-story Hotel Wailuku on pause, landowner supportive of new plans for site.

 

Maui News

5/10/2022

This Is How The Government Decides What Housing Is ‘Affordable’

On Maui, “affordable” can range from rentals as low as $600 per month to for-sale homes as high as $700,000.

 

Civil Beat

5/5/2022

Legislature Closes Historic Session For Housing And Hawaiians

Hawaiʻi lawmakers passed almost every proposal they said they would in a rare session bolstered by billions of dollars in extra revenue.

 

Civil Beat

4/26/2022

Thousands of Houses Are Empty On Maui. Would Higher Taxes Change That?

An estimated 15,000 housing units — about 1 in 5 throughout all of Maui County — are vacant, according to 2020 census estimates.

 

Civil Beat

4/19/2022

Maui County launched online planning and permitting system; no more paper applications

Maui County launched a new automated planning and permitting software called MAPPS. Paper applications no longer are accepted.

 

Maui Now

4/18/2022

NIMBY Vs YIMBY: Should Hawaii Make It Easier To Build Affordable Housing?

A bill dubbed the “Yes In My Backyard Act” would create a working group to develop a plan to reduce regulatory barriers and improve community outreach.

 

Civil Beat

4/14/2022

How Hawaiʻi’s Land-Use Regulations Are Helping Drive Up Housing Prices

A UHERO report quantifies what homebuilders have long said: Hawaiʻi’s robust land-use regulations contribute to housing costs

 

Civil Beat

4/14/2022

New report: Hawaiʻi’s high home prices tied to stiff regulations; Maui 2nd strictest in state

A new survey released today by University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization shows that Hawaiʻi has some of the most restrictive housing regulations in the nation, with Maui as the second most restrictive county in the state

 

Maui Now

4/8/2022

Lots poised for affordable housing, health care workers

County has long struggled to find a use for the property

 

Maui News

4/7/2022

Maui home prices push the needle to new record highs

Median sales price in March nearly $1.18M for homes and $820K for condos

 

Maui News

3/18/2022

Advocates, officials hope deal won’t delay housing project

Public-private partnership would provide wastewater in exchange for more housing

 

Maui News

3/16/2022

BlackSand Capital commits to affordable housing initiative

Hawaii real estate firm BlackSand Capital has made a three-year commitment of $300,000 to House Maui

 

Star Advertiser

3/16/2022

BlackSand Capital makes $300,000 commitment to affordable housing initiative on Maui

BlackSand Capital has made a three-year, $300,000 commitment to House Maui

 

Pacific Business News

3/15/2022

Maui council urged to raise tax on second homes, short-term rentals to raise money for affordables

Leaving property taxes at the lowest in the nation could actually spur investment home buys in Maui County, according to a presentation Monday afternoon at council’s Affordable Housing Committee

 

Maui Now

3/15/2022

BlackSand Capital makes three-year commitment to affordable housing on Maui

BlackSand Capital has entered into a three-year commitment of $300,000 to House Maui

 

Maui Now

2/23/2022

1,150-Unit Honuaʻula Project Heads to Mediation

Revamped development, years in the making, is seeking one of its final approvals

 

Maui News

2/22/2022

Major 670-Acre Housing Project at Honuaʻula Aims to Move Ahead; Groups Intervene

A long-debated master planned community proposed for 670 acres in South Maui called Honuaʻula sought the next phase of county approval today — but two groups are challenging it.

 

Maui Now

2/22/2022

Final Assessment for Honokowai Project Released

Plan calls for residential homesteads, multifamily residential units
Maui News

2/21/2022

This Maui Housing Project is Hugely Popular and Sorely Needed. Will it Finally Get Built?

It’s been nearly 18 years since the developer began planning Waikapu Country Town. With the final bureaucratic hurdles now cleared, a new deal with the county could spur construction.

 

Civil Beat

2/16/2022

752-Unit Affordable Housing Project Proposed in Waiehu

Planning commission suggests roundabouts, designing project to fit the area.

 

Maui News

1/26/2022

State Pitches $192M Housing, Civic Center Project for Kahului

About 5 acres of state land in Kahului would be transformed into affordable and market-rate housing, along with a civic center for state office space.

 

Maui Now

1/25/2022

Here’s How Affordable Housing Policies Have Impacted Hawaiʻi’s Housing Supply

An in-depth look at how county and state affordable housing policies have helped or hurt Hawaiʻi’s housing supply – and what might work better.

 

Hawaiʻi Business Magazine

1/21/2022

Work to Support Affordable Housing Continues

Maui County Councilman Gabe Johnson, who also chairs the County’s Affordable Housing Committee, recaps the Committee’s accomplishments in 2021 and shares what still needs to be done in the year ahead.

 

Lahaina News

1/21/2022

Hawaiʻi Lawmakers Propose $600M to Fix Native Hawaiian Housing Program

Lawmakers in the State House are proposing a “historic” piece of legislation to commit $600 million to help house Native Hawaiians.

 

Star Advertiser

1/6/2022

‘Priority projects’ Aim to Reach 5,000-Unit Goal

The Maui County Council is hoping a series of housing projects in the works will help the county reach its goal of building 5,000 affordable for-rent and for-sale units over the next five years.

 

Maui News

12/27/2021

Over 1,000 Maui Families Are in a Better Financial Position to Qualify for Affordable Housing

Over 1,000 Maui families are in a better financial position to qualify for affordable housing this year — thanks to the program House Maui.

 

Hawaii Public Radio

12/17/2021

Center Helps More Than 1,000 Families Improve Financial Footing

The Maui Financial Opportunity Center, launched as a public-private partnership between Maui County, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and Hawaiian Community Assets, announced Tuesday that it has reached its first-year goal of working with more than 1,000 local families to improve financial stability in order to qualify for affordable housing.

 

Maui News

12/5/2021

Hawaiʻi Housing Crisis has Maui Pushing to Phase out 3,000 Short-Term Rentals

As Hawaiʻi’s high housing costs and rising property taxes continue to price out struggling residents seeking to find and keep their homes, Maui is examining how to create long-term housing opportunities to make sure local residents remain local.

 

SF GATE

12/3/2021

Aloha Friday Conversation: Seizing Affordable Housing Opportunities in Hawaiʻi

Hear from dedicated people from across the islands who are working on affordable housing.

 

Hawaiʻi Public Radio

9/24/2021

Civil Beat: Hawaiʻi’s High Cost of Living Just Keeps Getting Higher

Rising gasoline and housing prices are driving up living costs for isle families, offsetting wage gains that had appeared to offer a bright spot in a tepid economic recovery.

 

Civil Beat

7/18/2021

Star Advertiser, Island Voices: Maui road leads to affordable housing

An opportunity awaits us that could begin the journey of elevating Hawaiʻi’s people and place. It’s the building of a simple road.

 

Star Advertiser

7/14/2021

FONSI Filed for Proposed Hale Pilina

A Final Environmental Assessment with a Finding of No Significant Impact determination was made for the Hale Pilina Family Affordable Rental Housing Project proposed for development in Kahului, Maui.

 

Maui Now

7/12/2021

Maui median home prices top state

A month after breaching a historic high of $1 million, Maui County median sales prices for single-family homes topped the state in June and set a new county record at $1,117,500.

 

Maui News

5/4/2021

For Maui families to stay on Maui, we need a new affordable housing system

Our affordable housing system is broken and Maui residents are in a crisis within a crisis.

 

Maui News

4/21/2021

Mayor vetoes affordable housing bill

Saying a new affordable housing bill will only intensify housing scarcity for Maui County, Mayor Michael Victorino vetoed the measure on Monday.

 

Maui News

9/16/2020

6 Things to Know About How Development Works

Depending on the circles you travel in, the word “developer” may elicit a strong reaction in you.

 

Strong Towns

6/15/2020

Maui Launches Financial Opportunity Center to Help Residents Into Housing

$250,000 for a total of $500,000 to launch and operate the FOC.

 

Maui Now

Press Releases

1/27/2022

HCF Welcomes Keoni Kuoha as Director of its House Maui Initiative

The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, one of the state’s leading philanthropic institutions, is pleased to announce that Keoni Kuoha has joined the organization as director of the House Maui Initiative.

 

Read More

12/14/2021

Maui Financial Opportunity Center Achieves First-Year Goal of Working With 1,000 Families

The Maui Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), launched as a public-private partnership between Maui County, Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) and Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA), today announced that it has reached its first-year goal of working with over 1,000 local families to improve financial stability in order to qualify for affordable housing.

 

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12/2/2020

Maui Financial Opportunity Center now open in Wailuku

Now open in Wailuku, a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) has launched as a public-private partnership by Maui County, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation (HCF) and Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) to help thousands of residents qualify for permanent affordable housing.

 

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