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Affordable housing in Hawaii: A top campaign issue where results are hard to assess

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Building more clusters of tiny homes, or kauhale, is one strategy to increase affordable housing in Hawaii. The project shown here, Kamaoku Kauhale, opened last year with 36 units in Kalaeloa.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Building more clusters of tiny homes, or kauhale, is one strategy to increase affordable housing in Hawaii. The project shown here, Kamaoku Kauhale, opened last year with 36 units in Kalaeloa.

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This 200-unit apartment tower for residents with low incomes opened in May after more than seven years of work. The tower, Hale Kalele, was built on state land by a private developer, and its $91 million cost was financed almost entirely by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp., a state agency. Increased funding for HHFDC is one strategy to build more affordable housing in Hawaii.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

This 200-unit apartment tower for residents with low incomes opened in May after more than seven years of work. The tower, Hale Kalele, was built on state land by a private developer, and its $91 million cost was financed almost entirely by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp., a state agency. Increased funding for HHFDC is one strategy to build more affordable housing in Hawaii.

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Building more clusters of tiny homes, or kauhale, is one strategy to increase affordable housing in Hawaii. The project shown here, Kamaoku Kauhale, opened last year with 36 units in Kalaeloa.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This 200-unit apartment tower for residents with low incomes opened in May after more than seven years of work. The tower, Hale Kalele, was built on state land by a private developer, and its $91 million cost was financed almost entirely by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp., a state agency. Increased funding for HHFDC is one strategy to build more affordable housing in Hawaii.