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Investment firm offers to help Hawaii teachers buy homes


    Community leaders Tuesday announced at a news conference in the C. Brewer Building a new initiative to address the housing crisis and improve teacher retention. Among them were Keith Amemiya of the Hawaii Executive Conference, left, greeting Gov. David Ige; Jack Wong, co-chairman of the Conference Education Committee; and Christina Kishimoto, state schools superintendent.

  • “It’s a shared investment in the home.”

    Alex Lofton

    Co-founder of Landed, a company that helps provide educators with down payments to buy a home


    “We will continue to fight for better wages and benefits to ensure teachers don’t need financial assistance to afford a home.”

    Corey Rosenlee

    HSTA president

A company that helps educators buy homes in high-cost communities has “landed” in Hawaii with a $25 million bankroll envisioned to help improve chronically poor public school teacher retention. Read more

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