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Save the sale of the city's affordable rental housing

By The Rev. Bob Nakata

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 03, 2014

~~<p>With apologies to all who worked so hard to preserve the city of Honolulu's stock of affordable rental housing in perpetuity, many of us have lost sight of how critical this affordable rental housing is for the people of Honolulu making $50,000 or less annually.</p>
<p>Let us remember that the Hannemann administration got rid of the city's Housing Department, saying that housing was not a city function and was preparing to sell off these rentals in order to fund what it regarded as higher city priorities. The residents were all going to be pushed out into the open market, where most would have ended up homeless.</p>
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With apologies to all who worked so hard to preserve the city of Honolulu's stock of affordable rental housing in perpetuity, many of us have lost sight of how critical this affordable rental housing is for the people of Honolulu making $50,000 or less annually.

Let us remember that the Hannemann administration got rid of the city's Housing Department, saying that housing was not a city function and was preparing to sell off these rentals in order to fund what it regarded as higher city priorities. The residents were all going to be pushed out into the open market, where most would have ended up homeless. Login for more...



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