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.