More Military Living in O'ahu Communities

Mar 10, 2014

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has 7,000 military family housing units with more than 25,000 active duty military members assigned. Sixty percent live off-base in residential areas.
Credit Wayne Yoshioka

Military service-members in Hawai’i received a 14.7 percent housing allowance increase in January, which is a tax-free subsidy to help pay for housing in the civilian market.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, rental prices around Oahu’s largest base are on the rise and already beyond the reach of many low-income residents.