Charles P. Wathen

Charles P. Wathen is with the Hawaii Housing Alliance.

Addressing Homelessness: A Call For Investment And Action Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Addressing Homelessness: A Call For Investment And Action

A significant portion of our population is just one paycheck away from being homeless, and housing costs continue to rise, exacerbating the problem.

Silver Bullet Solutions For Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Silver Bullet Solutions For Affordable Housing

But everyone has to give a little to help solve our problems.

Hawaii Could Lose More Affordable Units Than It’s Possible To Replace Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Could Lose More Affordable Units Than It’s Possible To Replace

These losses are significant and impact our communities in many ways. But there are possible solutions.
Bill 89’s Ripple Effect On Honolulu’s Housing Market Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill 89’s Ripple Effect On Honolulu’s Housing Market

Affordable units for sale and rent will increase for the public, effectively creating a non-subsidized housing initiative.
The Link Between Low Wages And High Housing Costs PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The Link Between Low Wages And High Housing Costs

Overall, increasing the minimum wage is a net positive to all of Hawaii.
Treat The Housing Supply Like One More Critical Infrastructure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Treat The Housing Supply Like One More Critical Infrastructure

Everyday people in Hawaii need adequate housing, and the government should help.

Hard Realities Of Making A Difference In Affordable Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hard Realities Of Making A Difference In Affordable Housing

We can make a difference in the least affordable market in America. Do we have the political will to do it?