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Easing the housing crunch for low-income citizens

Proposed City Council measures are meant to create more units for low-income citizens

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 19, 2014

~~<p>A decades-long debate over the best way to make more homes available to the neediest families continues at the Hono&shy;lulu City Council on Wednesday.</p>
<p>Three resolutions aimed at creating more affordable housing units for those most in need are on the Council's agenda. The Caldwell administration, meanwhile, has just begun a months-long re-evaluation of the existing city policy that requires Oahu land developers who want rezoning approvals to designate no less than 30 percent of their units as &quot;affordable&quot; and available only to households in federally designated low- and moderate-income categories.</p>
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A decades-long debate over the best way to make more homes available to the neediest families continues at the Hono­lulu City Council on Wednesday.

Three resolutions aimed at creating more affordable housing units for those most in need are on the Council's agenda. The Caldwell administration, meanwhile, has just begun a months-long re-evaluation of the existing city policy that requires Oahu land developers who want rezoning approvals to designate no less than 30 percent of their units as "affordable" and available only to households in federally designated low- and moderate-income categories. Login for more...



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