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Anita Hofschneider

Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Rules Only Produced 33 Units in FY 2014

Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Rules Only Produced 33 Units in FY 2014

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is planning to release the final version of his housing strategy this month which would amend existing policies that one councilman called "inadequate."
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.
Schatz: Housing First Is Solution to Hawaii’s Homelessness Problem Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Housing First Is Solution to Hawaii’s Homelessness Problem

The senator says federal, state and county governments should focus on putting homeless people into housing rather than servicing them in the streets.
Ala Wai Canal Flood Control: The High Cost of Protecting Waikiki Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ala Wai Canal Flood Control: The High Cost of Protecting Waikiki

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments until Oct. 7 on a $173 million plan for construction of concrete canal walls, pump stations and floodwater repositories along streams in Manoa, Palolo and Makiki.
Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills State on Approval of Thirty Meter Telescope

The justices questioned whether the Board of Land and Natural Resources violated due process by approving a permit for the $1.4 billion observatory before conducting a contested case hearing.
City Reopens Waikiki and Ala Moana Beaches After Sewage Spill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Reopens Waikiki and Ala Moana Beaches After Sewage Spill

But a brown water advisory is still in effect, and residents are warned not to go swimming at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor and Kewalo Basin Small Boat Harbor.
Section 8 Waiting Game: Even With Vouchers in Hand, There May Be No Place to Rent Courtesy of Jennifer Lilla

Section 8 Waiting Game: Even With Vouchers in Hand, There May Be No Place to Rent

Participants in the federally funded rental subsidy program may wait years to finally become eligible for subsidies, but then still struggle to find housing in Hawaii's rental market.
City Council Fills New, $84K Housing Position With Political Operative PF Bentley/Civil Beat

City Council Fills New, $84K Housing Position With Political Operative

Peter Boylan has plenty of experience in Hawaii political circles, but no particular background in housing and homelessness, the issues he'll engage in his new job.