HAWAIʻI ISLAND HOUSING COALITION

In the 2019 Hawaiʻi Housing Planning Study, 30.6% of households on Hawaiʻi County were shelter burdened (paying over 30% of their monthly household income toward a shelter payment) and Hawaiʻi County needs 13,300 additional housing units by 2025.

The Hawaiʻi Island Housing Coalition believes that a spectrum of affordable housing options is needed and only possible to achieve through collective collaborative action that is community driven and government supported.

The Hawaiʻi Island Housing Coalition was established to enable mutually reinforcing action of island-wide, multi-sector representatives to strengthen local responses and to provide a spectrum of affordable housing options through effective and timely interventions.

ACTION PLAN

INCREASE HOME PRODUCTION AND PRESERVATION

  • Engage stakeholders in the Building Code Adoption Process

  • Support updates to Hawaiʻi County Code, Chapter 11: Housing.

  • Develop an affordable housing fund to assist in the acquisition and/or rehabilitation of homes to produce affordable housing.

  • Update 201H to align with HRS 205.3.1

  • Conduct an assessment of the current building industry’s capacity to meet deficit of 13,300 by 2024

  • Promote and facilitate public-private partnerships to increase housing capacity

SUPPORT LAND USE POLICY THAT PROMOTES EQUITY AND AFFORDABILITY

  • Influence land use and zoning regulations to provide for more inclusionary zoning.

  • Help to identify appropriate or desirable density to support affordable housing

  • Support incentives for developers to use sustainable off-grid utility solutions

SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING PARCELS TIED TO INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Identifying priority infrastructure areas to upgrade.

ENCOURAGE AND INCENTIVIZE THE USE OF SUBSIDIZED VOUCHER PROGRAMS

  • Promote subsidized voucher programs to private landlords

  • Creating a searchable database to identify available rentals.

IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALTERNATIVE LENDING

  • Collaborate with financial institutions to provide eligible moderate and above-moderate first-time homebuyers with mortgage financing assistance.

2021 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

All meetings held 1:00-3:00PM via Zoom

Click link to view past meeting notes

January 21, 2021

February 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

April 15, 2021

May 20, 2021

June 17, 2021

July 15, 2021

August 19, 2021

September 16, 2021

October 21, 2021

November 18, 2021

December 16, 2021

MEETING AGENDA
MARCH 18, 2021
1:00 Welcome
1:10 Introductions in Breakout
1:30 Review of 90 Day Action Plan
1:45 Breakout Room Discussion (Identify specific action items/strategies to go forward, timeline , who)
2:30 Large Group report back
2:45 Group announcements: Sustainability Summit
3:00 Closing

INFRASTRUCTURE

If it costs so much to put in infrastructure, where is vacant land in residential areas that is tied to existing infrastructure?

Darryl Oliveira

With over 30 years of experience in County government, Darryl appreciates the value of the relationships between government, private industry, and the community to address the complexity of housing affordability.

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Pat Hurney

As the Executive Director of Habitat For Humanity Hawaiʻi Island, Pat sees the Hawaiʻi Island Housing Coalition as an ally to the vision of Habitat for Humanity, "A World Where Everyone Has A Decent Place To Live."

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