Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter at Honolulu Civil Beat. She writes mainly about housing, politics and the environment. Thanks to a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, she recently flew to Guam to report on more than 100 sex abuse cases filed against the Catholic Church.

Her work has earned Best Online News Reporting awards from the Hawaii Society of Professional Journalists three years in a row. She also garnered national recognition from the Society of Environmental Journalists for her series on military training plans in the Mariana Islands.

Prior to starting at Civil Beat, Anita covered the 2013 Hawaii legislative session for the Associated Press and interned at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She graduated from Harvard with honors in 2012.

You can follow Anita on Twitter @ahofschneider, on Instagram @anitahofschneider or email her at anita@civilbeat.org.

Feds: Many Public Housing Units For The Disabled Aren’t Really Accessible Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: Many Public Housing Units For The Disabled Aren’t Really Accessible

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority is appealing the preliminary findings of a federal investigation.

HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

HPD Won’t Force Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Right Away

But the department will continue to deny new gun permits to medical cannabis patients.

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns

Some say the department’s policy of sending letters to patients is an escalation of efforts to deny gun permits.

Craigslist: Where Desperate Hawaii Renters Plead For Help Getty Images/iStockphoto

Craigslist: Where Desperate Hawaii Renters Plead For Help

Online postings show the dire straits would-be renters face in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets.

Paying The Rent Just Keeps Getting Tougher In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Paying The Rent Just Keeps Getting Tougher In Honolulu

Nearly 60 percent of Honolulu renters spend at least 30 percent of their incomes on housing, a study shows.

Land Board: Alexander & Baldwin Can Keep Diverting Maui Water Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Land Board: Alexander & Baldwin Can Keep Diverting Maui Water

Opponents say water drawn from streams by the Hawaii land company harm the environment.

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Ala Moana The New Kakaako?

A lot of new developments are planned for the neighborhood, making some residents worry about whether they’ll be priced out.

Some Of Our Best Reporting On Honolulu Police Misconduct Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Some Of Our Best Reporting On Honolulu Police Misconduct

The federal indictments of the former police chief and his wife aren’t the only troubles at the HPD.

Military Wants To Keep Firing Away In Waters Off Hawaii And California Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Military Wants To Keep Firing Away In Waters Off Hawaii And California

UPDATED: The U.S. Navy scaled back its training in 2015 to protect marine mammals after it was challenged in court by Earthjustice.

Legislative Leaders Appoint Four People To Honolulu Rail Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Leaders Appoint Four People To Honolulu Rail Board

The state budget director and others are tasked with bringing more accountability to the project, even though they’re nonvoting members.

Hawaii Nonprofit Seeks A Statewide Effort To Fight Hunger Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Nonprofit Seeks A Statewide Effort To Fight Hunger

One in five children in the islands deals with hunger, according to a recent report.

Judge Rejects Navy Request To Dismiss Environmental Lawsuit Dan Lin/Civil Beat

Judge Rejects Navy Request To Dismiss Environmental Lawsuit

Environmental groups say the Navy didn’t fully consider the environmental impact of establishing destructive training ranges on Pagan and Tinian islands.