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Anita Hofschneider

Honolulu May Have To Pay $16M For Misuse Of Housing Grants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu May Have To Pay $16M For Misuse Of Housing Grants

A federal audit slams the city for "dysfunction, inefficiency" in its administration of Community Development Block Grant funds.
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.
Honolulu City Council Delays Decision on Luxury High-Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu City Council Delays Decision on Luxury High-Rise

Affordable housing advocates oppose the project because it lacks any low-income units despite receiving height and density bonuses.
Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu High-Rise: 36 Stories And No Affordable Housing

A proposed luxury condo and hotel development is encountering last-minute resistance from advocates for affordable housing who are upset the development won't provide any.
Mayor Won’t Sign Uber Bill Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Mayor Won’t Sign Uber Bill

A measure to regulate ride-hailing companies goes into law without Mayor Kirk Caldwell's signature.
Pine’s Big Lead Means No Runoff Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Pine’s Big Lead Means No Runoff

Here are the results for all County Council primary races across the islands.
Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell, Djou Headed For Runoff In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

The mayor barely outpolled his primary challenger, but neither candidate garnered a majority of the vote, so they both advance.
Hawaii Will Open Section 8 Waitlist

Hawaii Will Open Section 8 Waitlist

UPDATED: It's the first time in a decade that the state Public Housing Authority will add people to the waitlist for rental housing vouchers.
When Not Speaking Fluent English Can Get You Evicted Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

When Not Speaking Fluent English Can Get You Evicted

After a family was almost kicked out, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority agrees to adopt new translation and interpreter procedures.