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Elderly in Waikiki confront housing crunch

A hot real estate market is pushing out long-term renters, leaving them with few options

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 28, 2013

~~<p>Disabled seniors Claudy Pierce and Franklin Fishler are scrambling to find low-income housing since the Waikiki rental that they could barely afford was sold to a Japanese buyer.</p>
<p>&quot;We are applying for senior housing, but we just don't know what's going to happen,&quot; said the 61-year-old Fishler, who sought help last week from the Waikiki Community Center. &quot;We are in limbo land. If you ask us how worried we are about finding housing it's about a 10 out of 10.&quot;</p>
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Disabled seniors Claudy Pierce and Franklin Fishler are scrambling to find low-income housing since the Waikiki rental that they could barely afford was sold to a Japanese buyer.

"We are applying for senior housing, but we just don't know what's going to happen," said the 61-year-old Fishler, who sought help last week from the Waikiki Community Center. "We are in limbo land. If you ask us how worried we are about finding housing it's about a 10 out of 10." Login for more...



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