Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about the high cost of housing and challenges facing recent immigrants and Native Hawaiians. She previously covered city and state politics.

Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards. The Associated Press Media Editors and Asian American Journalists Association recently honored her reporting on sexual abuse in Guam’s Catholic church.

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 ahofschneider@civilbeat.org.

Special Council Election Requires Hundreds Of New Campaign Finance Reports Courtesy of the candidates

Special Council Election Requires Hundreds Of New Campaign Finance Reports

In the revote for the East Honolulu City Council seat, Trevor Ozawa had a financial advantage over Tommy Waters in the latest reports.

Family Is The Safety Net For Many Young Adults On Pricey Oahu Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Family Is The Safety Net For Many Young Adults On Pricey Oahu

Kristina Ballina wants to move out of her parents’ Honolulu home but at age 28, she doesn’t think she can afford to.

10 Charts That Show The Struggle Of Being A Millennial In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

10 Charts That Show The Struggle Of Being A Millennial In Hawaii

Adults aged 25 to 34 are facing higher college tuition, higher rents and bigger housing prices than previous generations.

Former OHA Trustee Rowena Akana Hit With $23K Ethics Fine Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former OHA Trustee Rowena Akana Hit With $23K Ethics Fine

Akana, who served on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees for nearly 30 years, may also have to pay back more than $21,500 in gifts.

City Council Likely To Appoint Mike Formby As Interim Member Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Likely To Appoint Mike Formby As Interim Member

A council committee votes unanimously for the former city transportation director and congressional chief of staff to fill in until the Ozawa-Waters special election.

Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group

Native Hawaiian activists sharply criticized their actions, but not everyone agrees on how best to respond to members of the obscure “Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi.”

Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4

Gov. David Ige and election officials announce plans for the special election after the November results were invalidated by the Supreme Court.

Despite Shutdown, Hawaii Housing Programs Are OK — For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Despite Shutdown, Hawaii Housing Programs Are OK — For Now

Officials worry that if the shutdown drags on too long, landlords will be reluctant to accept Section 8 housing vouchers in the future.

OHA’s Own Audit Is Being Blocked — By People At OHA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA’s Own Audit Is Being Blocked — By People At OHA

The internal audit is supposed to identify areas where the Office of Hawaiian Affairs might be vulnerable to fraud and waste.

Senators: Some Cabinet Nominees Won’t Make It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators: Some Cabinet Nominees Won’t Make It

Some Hawaii senators say they aren’t inclined to confirm the governor’s choices for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Department of Budget and Finance and the Department of Public Safety.

What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018 Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

What Life Is Like For Five Families Two Months After The Worst Storm Of 2018

Thousands of people in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are still waiting to rebuild their homes after Super Typhoon Yutu.

Homelessness Coordinator Touts Progress As Lawmakers Criticize Pace Of Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Homelessness Coordinator Touts Progress As Lawmakers Criticize Pace Of Work

Hawaii homelessness has decreased two years in a row, said Scott Morishige, but legislators contend the administration isn’t spending money fast enough.