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Retrofit containers for affordable housing

By Renee Ing

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2014

~~<p>After World War II, you could buy a house in Palolo for $5,000, and in the 1970s, in Manoa for $30,000.</p>
<p>Today the average price of a house is over half a million and condos are selling in Kakaako for millions. But Honolulu has the highest level of homelessness in the nation compared to similar-sized cities, and Hawaii's serious shortage of truly &quot;affordable&quot; housing leads to homelessness, even for many working people.</p>
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After World War II, you could buy a house in Palolo for $5,000, and in the 1970s, in Manoa for $30,000.

Today the average price of a house is over half a million and condos are selling in Kakaako for millions. But Honolulu has the highest level of homelessness in the nation compared to similar-sized cities, and Hawaii's serious shortage of truly "affordable" housing leads to homelessness, even for many working people. Login for more...



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