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 205-31

  • 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.

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 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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