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Building cross-sector collaboration to reduce the shelter burden

through a spectrum of housing options


Income Hawaiʻi County residents pay for housing + transportation. The highest in the State.


Households in Hawaiʻi County who must use over 30% of their monthly income toward rent or mortgage.


Housing units needed by 2025 for Hawaiʻi County

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June Meeting Recap

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We are often told that the cost of infrastructure prohibits development.


This interactive map identifies vacant residential properties within 100 feet of existing water infrastructure.


You can toggle layers to also identify flood zones, tsunami zones, opportunity zones, and more.

Click here to view an interactive map of Hawaiʻi Island, and click the Map Layer icon on the upper right navigation bar to toggle between layers.

Housing Coalition Chairs

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.

Merrick Nishimoto

Merrick Nishimoto is from the South Kona community. His educational background is in civil and structural engineering and his professional background includes code compliance and regulatory review for the County of Hawaiʻi. Merrick currently serves as the Development Manager of HICDC: Hawaiʻi Island Community Development Corporation.

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