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.