Joseph Binios, right, shared a laugh with his wife, Mercedes Phermin, in the computer room at the Institute for Human Services on Thursday. The couple and three of their children recently moved from a tent in Kakaako to IHS’ Iwilei shelter. The couple, from Micronesia, say they are working toward a better life for their children.
The study said Hawaii ranked last because the combination of one of the country's most expensive housing markets and relatively low employment opportunities means there is limited opportunity for degree holders to purchase a home.
Cody Costa walks on his family’s dairy farm in Waianae with his grandmother Donna Costa. He suffered severe burn injuries from a childhood accident, and it was on the farm that Costa recovered and learned to push past his physical limitations.