In what category does government have trouble spending its money? Not many, of course, but “affordable housing” seems to be one.
The City Council is weighing a proposal to double the amount of property tax money set aside for the affordable-housing fund to 1%, but budget officials say there’s already nearly $40 million in it.
The difficulty of getting this money out the door for affordable roofs over heads says a lot about the problems Honolulu is facing. There are other bottlenecks to clear.
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