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Anti-homelessness bills advance

A Senate measure would provide funds for the construction of micro-apartments

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 07, 2014

~~<p>With affordable-housing and homelessness problems persisting, measures aimed at promoting affordable-housing construction, assisting the Hawaii Public Housing Authority with repair and maintenance, encouraging Housing First programs and funding the up-and-coming concept of micro-apartments continue to move through the Legislature.</p>
<p>The state's acute affordable-housing shortage shows no signs of letting up any time soon, and lawmakers and advocates agree the only way to make a dent in the deficit is to subsidize construction.</p>
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With affordable-housing and homelessness problems persisting, measures aimed at promoting affordable-housing construction, assisting the Hawaii Public Housing Authority with repair and maintenance, encouraging Housing First programs and funding the up-and-coming concept of micro-apartments continue to move through the Legislature.

The state's acute affordable-housing shortage shows no signs of letting up any time soon, and lawmakers and advocates agree the only way to make a dent in the deficit is to subsidize construction. Login for more...



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