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 housing facilities and on-track to build 10,000 units by 2020. Approximately 5,300 units have been built since Governor Ige took office, with 40% of those being affordable. Another 5,900 units are under construction or in the planning stages.
Engaged in a public-private partnership with Duane Kurisu, aio Foundation and the City & County of Honolulu to develop Kahauiki Village, developing long-term and permanent affordable housing for homeless families.
Working with a community vision team, has completed the Kalihi 21st Century Transformation Initiative, fulfilling a promise to “revitalize Kalihi.”
Allocated rental assistance funds for tenants at Na Lei Hulu Kupuna Senior Residence in Kaka‘ako and ensuring the project will remain affordable for the next 60 years.
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.