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Is It Fair To Profit From Reselling Affordable Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is It Fair To Profit From Reselling Affordable Housing?

The state considers new rules that would give it some of the equity when workforce units are resold. Opponents say that’ll do more harm than good.

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists ArtSpace

New Honolulu Housing Aims To Help Artists

A publicly funded affordable housing complex in Kakaako will offer low-cost units to artists.

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.
Over a Dozen People Leave Kakaako Homeless Encampment for Shelter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Over a Dozen People Leave Kakaako Homeless Encampment for Shelter

The state helped two families, one couple and four single adults leave their tents for temporary shelter in Waipahu.
City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Loosens Ohana Unit Rules to Boost Rental Housing Stock

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to unveil his final housing strategy this month after a year of analysis.
Curt Sanburn: What’s Behind All the New Blue Glass in Honolulu? Curt Sanburn

Curt Sanburn: What’s Behind All the New Blue Glass in Honolulu?

“It’s an exciting time for glass technology,” says a 25-year veteran of island architecture.
Ige’s Team Considers Converting Kakaako Shed Into Temporary Shelter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Team Considers Converting Kakaako Shed Into Temporary Shelter

The shed is among several options for the homeless. Meanwhile, Honolulu's mayor touts progress with Sand Island plan.
Living Hawaii: Why Are Honolulu Rents Getting More Expensive?

Living Hawaii: Why Are Honolulu Rents Getting More Expensive?

Housing costs — the greatest expense in most people's lives — are poised to continue their rise in the coming years. What's true on the mainland may be even more true in the islands.
Curt Sanburn: Urban Archaeology of Honolulu, Part II Curt Sanburn

Curt Sanburn: Urban Archaeology of Honolulu, Part II

A quick tour through the highs and lows of post-World War II Honolulu planning.
Denby Fawcett: Governor Working With City on New Kakaako Site for Homeless

Denby Fawcett: Governor Working With City on New Kakaako Site for Homeless

David Ige: “Obviously the situation at the Children’s Discovery Center is unfortunate. That is why we want to find another area for the homeless.”
HCDA Hears Tenant Concerns About the Homeless in Kakaako Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HCDA Hears Tenant Concerns About the Homeless in Kakaako

Agency’s board discusses the problem for the first time, but doesn’t come up with any specifics for how to deal with it.

Denby Fawcett: HCDA Ready to Weigh in on Kakaako Homeless Encampment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: HCDA Ready to Weigh in on Kakaako Homeless Encampment

For the first time, the Hawaii Community Development Authority takes on a problem that is affecting tenants like the Children's Discovery Center.