affordable housing

Jirka Matousek / Flickr
Jirka Matousek / Flickr

Housing costs continue to move higher around the state. Across the Pacific, there’s an island that has taken a pretty radical step to try to control inflation when it comes to housing prices. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

801 South Street Project Nears Completion of Phase I

Apr 13, 2015
Wayne Yoshioka

Construction on the 801 South Street condominium project started two years ago at the old Honolulu Advertiser /Star Bulletin site.   The building is almost finished and HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka caught up with the first buyer to see her new place.

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Affordable housing is among the challenges Hawaii lawmakers are likely to face in the coming legislative session starting later this month. In some parts of Asia, an experiment of sorts is underway with extremely small apartments called “micro-units.”  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Affordable Housing Shifting on Maui

Dec 15, 2014
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Wikipedia Commons

  Maui's workforce housing law has long divided developers and residents.  On an island where the average home sells for more than half a million dollars, a lot of local families are left scrambling to find affordable housing.  The county is now working to change its rules in a move they hope will help stimulate housing development.  Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News.

Town Square: Rent Control in Hawaii

Dec 11, 2014

On this edition of Town Square we take another look at the affordable housing issue.  We’ll discuss Rent Control with Jenny Lee from the Hawaii Appleseed Center, and Civil Beat Deputy Editor Eric Pape. 

Affordable Housing Focus of 2014 Summit

Dec 11, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

The Land Use Research Foundation convened its 2014 Housing Summit today.  The goal is to develop policies and strategies to build more affordable rental and for sale units throughout the state.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports…

"Affordable Housing" for Extremely Low Income Buyers

Jun 11, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

Homeownership for many low-income individuals earning between 20-thousand and 53-thousand dollars annually has been out of reach because of Hawai’i’s high-priced real estate.   Until now.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports on one development in the middle of Honolulu that is truly affordable.    

State Looking for Affordable Housing Options

May 12, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

Affordable housing for a growing homeless population on O’ahu must also be an appealing alternative to living on the streets, communal shelters or imprisonment.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the Hawai’i Interagency Council on Homelessness has identified a pilot project that shows great promise.    

Affordable Housing Legislation Introduced Today

Jan 22, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

A Think Tank consisting of lawmakers, developers, finance and government agency officials helped introduce 20 bills today relating to housing and homeless initiatives.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the key provision is funding.  

What it Takes to Buy a Home in Hawaii

Dec 19, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

Phase One of the 801 South Street project will provide more than 600 so-called affordable work force housing units when it’s completed in about two years.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the people who believe home ownership in Hawai’i is an impossible task should take the advice of others who purchased a unit at 801 and view it as an opportunity of a lifetime.

Affordable Rental Highrise in Kaka'ako Nears Completion

Dec 18, 2013
Wayne Yoshioka

An affordable rental high-rise project in Kaka’ako is nearing completion.  A ground breaking ceremony was conducted in January and construction is 2-months ahead of schedule.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka got a preview of the building.

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