Governor Ige has created thousands of affordable homes, including rentals, to address the needs of those entering the workforce.
Creating and improving housing options. Committed to renovating the state’s housing facilities, we are now on-track to build 10,000 units by 2020. So far, approximately 5,300 units have been built since Governor Ige took office, with 40% of those being affordable, and another 5,900 units are under construction or in the planning stages.
Giving homeless families places to live. Engaged in a public-private partnership with Duane Kurisu, aio Foundation, and the City & County of Honolulu to develop Kahauiki Village to develop long-term and permanent affordable housing for homeless families.
Revitalizing our community. Fulfilled a promise to “revitalize Kalihi’ by working with a community vision team and completing the Kalihi 21st Century Transformation Initiative.
Ensuring senior housing affordability. Allocated rental assistance funds for tenants at Na Lei Hulu Kupuna Senior Residence in Kakaʻako, ensuring the project will remain affordable for the next 60 years.
Fighting for affordable housing.Worked with the State Legislature to add $150 million to the state’s affordable housing accounts managed by Hawaiʻi Housing Finance and Development Corporation to produce affordable workforce housing.
Providing accessible communities. 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.
Helping institute a ‘Housing First’ policy. Focus on moving homeless into transitional and permanent housing.
Completing the Family Assessment Center in Kakaʻako. With the goal to move homeless families into permanent, stable housing in 90 days.
Increasing renting options for formerly homeless families. Hosted ‘Landlord Summits’ to encourage and increase the number of rentals to families who are transitioning out of homelessness.