Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter covering social issues for Civil Beat. She writes about economic and racial inequality, including the high cost of housing and challenges facing recent immigrants and Native Hawaiians.

Her work has won multiple national, regional and local awards. The Associated Press Media Editors 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.

State Agrees To Upgrade Public Housing For Disabled After Federal Probe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Agrees To Upgrade Public Housing For Disabled After Federal Probe

An investigation found hundreds of violations of accessibility standards in Hawaii Public Housing Authority complexes.

Feds Will Spend $345 Million To Prevent A Devastating Waikiki Flood Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Will Spend $345 Million To Prevent A Devastating Waikiki Flood

Every year there’s a small chance a flood will engulf Waikiki, destroying buildings and throwing Hawaii’s tourist mecca into mayhem.

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far

None of the three incumbents — Lei Ahu Isa, Rowena Akana and John Waihee IV — reported spending any money this year and two are in debt.

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Candidates For OHA’s Oahu Seat Have A Big Financial Edge

In the race for money, Esther Kia‘aina and Sam Wilder King II are winning.

OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians

Created out of the idealism of the 1970s Hawaiian Renaissance, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been bogged down by scandal and infighting.

Pivotal Oahu Seat Is Up For Grabs In OHA Elections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pivotal Oahu Seat Is Up For Grabs In OHA Elections

Peter Apo is leaving the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board, setting up a seven-way race to replace him.

This OHA Trustee Is Taking On The State Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This OHA Trustee Is Taking On The State Ethics Commission

UPDATED: In the middle of a state ethics investigation and other public criticism, Rowena Akana has filed a new lawsuit.

Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s The Spending That Got OHA Incumbents In Trouble

A state audit said Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees used their $22,200 per year personal allowances for questionable purposes.

Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Hotels Help Their Workers Buy Homes?

Hawaii has record visitor spending but many hotel employees still can’t afford to buy homes.

Study: Honolulu Workers Need $39 An Hour To Afford A 2-Bedroom Rental Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Honolulu Workers Need $39 An Hour To Afford A 2-Bedroom Rental

At the state level, Hawaii residents need to earn more than anywhere else in the U.S., researchers say.

Developer Plans To Convert 200 Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Developer Plans To Convert 200 Hawaii Kai Rentals Into Condos

The changeover for units built just two years ago illustrates the economic difficulties that make for an apartment shortage in Honolulu.

Here’s How Much Hawaii CEOs Make Compared To Their Employees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How Much Hawaii CEOs Make Compared To Their Employees

The gap between CEO pay and the median salaries of their employees for Hawaii’s publicly-traded companies is narrower than nationwide.