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Lawmakers press homelands agency to create housing

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Planner and support staff member Lehua Kinilau (in blue) and Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Director Jobie Masagatani (in yellow) testified before a joint briefing for the House and Senate committees on housing and Hawaiian affairs Thursday.

As the state grapples with a severe shortage of affordable housing and the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the country, some lawmakers want the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to pitch in resources to help solve the pressing problems. Read more

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