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More money needed to address housing shortage

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2015

    About a dozen properties were identified by the City and County of Honolulu as being a “high priority” for creating affordable rental housing in a new state report. Properties include a site slated for a planned city rail station next to Ala Moana Center, land around Ewa Villages Golf Course and the Alii Place office tower, pictured, in downtown Honolulu, which is owned by a private company on land leased from the city.

Earlier this year the Legislature appropriated $200 million to help finance new affordable rental housing. Now a state-led panel advises that an additional $1 billion should follow over the next decade to further address Hawaii’s shortage of affordable apartments. Read more

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