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After-School Program Helps Palolo’s Kids Find Their Way Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

After-School Program Helps Palolo’s Kids Find Their Way

The Palolo Ohana Learning Center helps children overcome stereotypes and other challenges facing immigrant families

200 To Receive Rental Assistance

200 To Receive Rental Assistance

Nearly four months after opening up the waitlist for the Section 8 program, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority is ready to hand out housing vouchers.

This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons

A small shop provides a sanctuary for the community’s youths, including residents of nearby public housing projects.

Mayor Wright Reconstruction Will Displace 1,500 Anxious Tenants Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

Mayor Wright Reconstruction Will Displace 1,500 Anxious Tenants

Plans call for the public housing project to be rebuilt. Current residents have been promised interim housing and a chance to return.

Hawaii Just Doesn’t Have Enough Public Housing For The Disabled Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Just Doesn’t Have Enough Public Housing For The Disabled

Federal officials are investigating a complaint even though Hawaii Public Housing Authority's executive director says things have improved significantly.
State Aims To Develop 22,500 Affordable Rental Housing Units Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Aims To Develop 22,500 Affordable Rental Housing Units

Hawaii House and Senate conferees agree on a measure that calls for having some apartments ready as early as January.
Housing Advocates Hope Lawmakers Will ‘Do The Right Thing’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Housing Advocates Hope Lawmakers Will ‘Do The Right Thing’

“With 7,000 folks living on our streets, this is not the time to be terribly budget conscious," said one of the advocates pushing for House support.
Will Ige Get Serious About Repairing Hawaii’s Public Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Ige Get Serious About Repairing Hawaii’s Public Housing?

His Department of Budget and Finance is recommending a budget request of about $31 million — six times what the governor sought last year, but far less than the total cost of fixing the state's aging public housing stock.
Should People Evicted From Hawaii Public Housing Get A Second Chance? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should People Evicted From Hawaii Public Housing Get A Second Chance?

Currently an eviction results in a lifetime ban, but the state Housing Authority is considering changing its rules for those who fell behind on rent.
City Council Panel Urges State to Fund Repairs for Empty Public Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Panel Urges State to Fund Repairs for Empty Public Housing

Resolutions also urged tougher enforcement of the sidewalk-nuisance law, an audit of the Section 8 rental-subsidies and faster roll-out of Housing First.
Faster Permitting Urged for State Public Housing Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Faster Permitting Urged for State Public Housing Work

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority has been working with the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to come up with ways to process permits more quickly.
Pod Squad: Looking Behind the ‘Facade’ at Vacant Public Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Looking Behind the ‘Facade’ at Vacant Public Housing

While some state-run apartment complexes look good from the front, there may be vacant units in back awaiting major maintenance work.
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