HAWAIʻI ISLAND HOUSING COALITION
Reduce the shelter burden for Hawaiʻi Island residents
by providing a spectrum of housing options.
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.
A spectrum of affordable housing options is needed and only possible to achieve through community driven and government supported collaborative action.
Increase Home Production and Preservation
Support Land Use Policy that Promotes Equity and Affordability
Support the Development of Existing Parcels Tied to Infrastructure
Encourage the Use of Subsidized Voucher Programs
Establish a Revolving Fund for Housing Options
Where are the parcels in residential areas that can we develop?
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.
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.
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.