Governor Ige has created thousands of affordable homes, including rentals to address the needs of those entering the workforce.

  • Committed to renovating the state’s public housing facilities and on-track to build 10,000 units by 2020. Approximately 5,300 units have been produced since Governor Ige first took office with 40% of those units being affordable. Another 1,400 units are under construction, and another 4,500 units are in some stage of planning.
  • Governor Ige and the State Legislature have added $150 million to the state’s affordable housing accounts managed by Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation to produce affordable workforce housing.
  • Has identified state lands near rail transit stations for future housing, employment centers, daycare, senior centers, and community facilities that will provide a sense of community and ease of accessibility.
  • Helped institute a ‘Housing First’ policy to focus on moving homeless into transitional and permanent housing.
  • Completed the Family Assessment Center in Kaka‘ako, with the goal to move homeless families into permanent, stable housing in 90 days.
  • Hosted ‘Landlord Summits’ to encourage and increase the number of rentals to families who are transitioning out of homelessness.