HAWAIʻI ISLAND HOUSING COALITION

Over 50% of Hawaiʻi County households pay more than 30% of their monthly income on shelter.

 

The goal of the Hawaiʻi Island Housing Coalition is to reduce the number of shelter burdened households by increasing a spectrum of housing options. 

COLLECTIVE ACTION PLAN

Home Production and Preservation

  • Design guidelines for a greater variety of housing options: local factory-built housing, ADU development, and increased diversity on Building Code.

  • Expedite permitting process and fast-track approvals.

  • Streamline government procedures and reorient policies towards housing production, particularly rental housing

Land Access and Use

  • Change zoning laws to be more inclusive

  • Identify priority infrastructure areas and upgrade

  • Incentives for developers to use sustainable off-grid utility solutions

  • Form partnerships and/or enter into agreements with state agencies to develop mixed use developments which include rental housing

  • Lease suitable state and county land for rental housing development

Access To Capital and Credit

  • Revolving fund to finance land trust

  • Examine ways to revise the regulatory and procurement systems to allow for faster expenditure of funds to support residential development, including development to increase infrastructure capacity.

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

  • Ensure that homebuyers assisted through government programs obtain homebuyer education from HUD approved counseling agencies.

Policy and Community Opportunity

  • Update 201H to align with HRS 205-31

  • Revise County Code Chapter 11 to implement rules and criteria for administering the State's affordable housing incentive program as per HRS 201H.

  • Promote pathways to non-discrimination against persons receiving Section 8.

2020 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

CLICK ON THE LINK TO VIEW PAST MEETING MINUTES

JANUARY 16, 2020

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

MAY 19, 2020 (Presentation by Ross Chapin)

JUNE 18, 2020

JULY 16, 2020

AUGUST 20, 2020

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

OCTOBER 15, 2020

NOVEMBER 19, 2020

DECEMBER 17, 2020

ALL MEETINGS ARE BEING PLANNED TO BE HOSTED VIA ZOOM. 

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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 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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