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Anita Hofschneider

Section 8 Program Gets High Rating Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Section 8 Program Gets High Rating

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the city's Section 8 program a "High Performer" rating for the fifth year in a row.
Enlisting Hawaii Landlords In The Battle Against Homelessness Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Enlisting Hawaii Landlords In The Battle Against Homelessness

Landlords at a conference on Hawaii's housing crisis learn about voucher programs, but wonder where to turn when there's trouble.
Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Suspends TMT Permit Until Dec. 2

The high court heard oral arguments in August on claims that there were procedural problems with the state's approval of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Issues New Guidelines On Media’s Mauna Kea Access

UPDATED: The Department of Land and Natural Resources says it wants to keep everyone safe, but some First Amendment advocates worry the guidelines go too far.
How Landlords Can Help Homeless Vets PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Landlords Can Help Homeless Vets

Ending Honolulu's homelessness crisis is going to require help from the private sector.
Veterans Sue For The Right to Vote Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Veterans Sue For The Right to Vote

People living in U.S. island territories don’t have the right to vote for president despite carrying U.S. citizenship and serving in the military at higher rates than U.S. states.
Mayor Asks Developers: What’ll It Take To Build Affordable Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Asks Developers: What’ll It Take To Build Affordable Housing?

Kirk Caldwell faces a tough crowd at a Building Industry Association conference. The opposition is delaying the rollout of his inclusionary zoning proposal.
Hawaii Homes Too Pricey? Try Guam Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii Homes Too Pricey? Try Guam

The Wall Street Journal reported that Guam's real estate market is taking off, but the price of a home still pales in comparison to Honolulu.
Who Is Sticking Up for Tenants in Honolulu? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Who Is Sticking Up for Tenants in Honolulu?

Unlike in many American cities, there is no organization here dedicated to advancing the rights of renters.