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HAWAIʻI ISLAND HOUSING COALITION

30.6%

Households on Hawaiʻi County who must use
over 30% of their
monthly income toward a shelter payment.

13,300

Housing units needed
by 2025 for

Hawaiʻi County 

OUR goal

Reduce the shelter burden for Hawaiʻi Island residents
by providing a spectrum of housing options

61%

 
Percent of income
Hawaiʻi County
residents pay for
housing + transportation.
The highest in the State

Our strategies

Increase Home Production and Preservation

Support Land Use Policy that Promotes Equity and Affordability

Support the Development of Vacant Parcels Tied to Infrastructure

​Establish a Revolving Fund for Housing Options

hoUsing coalition membership 
MEMBER
MEMBER ORGANIZATION
SECTOR
Ashley Kierkiewicz
Hawai'i County Council (District 4)
Government
Betsy Cole
The Kohala Center
Education
Brooke Brebrick
North Kohala
Business; Philanthropy; Individual/Community Member
Byron Yogi
Earth Balancing / Akamai Working Group
Business
Charene Haliniak
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Government
Crissy Oblero
Family Assessment Center @ Uluwini
Social Services
Danielle Minchew
Queens QCIPN/natavie hawaiian kilohana
Social Services
Darryl Oliveira
HPM Building Supply
Business
Elizabeth Murph
Catholic Charities Hawaii
Social Services
Jacqueline Miguel
Neighborhood Place of Puna
Social Services
James Miller
WWU & Ho'oulu Lahui
Education
John Bailey
DelveFore
Business
Kaikea Blakemore
Hawaii Green Growth
Government; Education; Business; Social Services; Individual/Community Member
Kalehua Kukahiko
Self
Individual/Community Member
Kanani Aton
Kapuahi LLC
Business; Individual/Community Member
Kanani DeLary
Pahoa
Individual/Community Member
Kevin Carney
EAH Housing
Business
Lauren Avery
Waimea Resilience Hub
Individual/Community Member
Mattson Davis
Kailua Kona
Business
Nicolette Hubbard
Hamakua (CDP)
Business
Shadey Lopes-Kamakeeaina
Hawaiian Community Asset
Education; Social Services
Sherrie Galdeira
Hawai'i Island
Business
Shirley David
St. Michael the Archangel Church
Faith Group
Stephanie Donoho
Kohala Coast Resort Association
Business
Sterling Higa
Housing Hawaii's Future
Education
Tony Butindaro
Kama'aina Hale Apartments
Individual/Community Member
Tristie Licoan
ILWU Local 142 Hawaii Division & South Kohala Community Development Action Committee
Business
Xan Avendaño
Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Philanthropy

APRIL 2022

Hawaiʻi Island Market Statistics

Provided by Kealohanui Browning | Hawaiʻi Life

with data from 

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Land

Median Sales Price

$45,000

Active Listings

990

Average Days On Market

78

Condominiums

Median Sales Price

$689,900

Active Listings

39

Average Days On Market

19

Single Family Homes

Median Sales Price

$517,000

Active Listings

360

Average Days On Market

43

PAST HOUSING MEETINGS

February Meeting Recap

Hawaiʻi Island Housing Coalition : The Housing Crisis and the Power of Community

January Meeting Recap

Hawaiʻi Island Housing Coalition : Join A Core Team!

December Meeting Recap

Hawaiʻi Island Housing Coalition : A Note from Darryl Oliveira

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Where are the parcels in residential areas that can we develop?

You can use this interactive map to toggle layers depicting vacant residential properties on Hawaiʻi Island within 100 feet of existing water infrastructure, flood zones, tsunami zones, opportunity zones, and more.

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vibrant communities

Choice | Connection | Belonging

The Hawaiʻi Island Housing Coalition is exploring the development of small scale neighborhoods, designed to promote community built on the values of Vibrant Hawaiʻi.

JOIN US

Monthly meetings are held 3rd Thursdays of each month

10:30 AM -12 PM via Zoom

Our Team

Kaikea Blakemore

Co-Chair

Kaikea K. Blakemore is from Puna, Hawai’i and is the Community Development Specialist for Neighborhood Place of Puna. Kaikea is passionate about sustainability and ending homelessness.

Darryl Oliveira

Co-Chair

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.

resource library

Vibrant Communities Abstract

2017 Functional Housing Plan

March 2020 Real Estate Development Opportunities and Challenges Report

Exploring the Role of Factory-Built Housing

2019 Hawai'i Housing Demand: 2020-2030

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

Factory Built Housing Brief

2019 Hawai'i Housing Planning Study

Learn More About Our Other Streams:

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FINANCIAL RESILIENCE

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RESILIENCE HUBS

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EDUCATION

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ECONOMY

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HEALTH AND WELLbeing