Civil Beat Reporting Fellow

Natanya Friedheim

This Honolulu Architect Designs Low-Cost Housing, Often For Free Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Honolulu Architect Designs Low-Cost Housing, Often For Free

Russell Wozniak has become a leader of Oahu’s efforts to develop innovative solutions to the low-income housing shortage.

Waialua Landowner Proposes 30-Home ‘Affordable’ Subdivision Courtesy of Aaron Jones

Waialua Landowner Proposes 30-Home ‘Affordable’ Subdivision

The 8-acre site is currently zoned for agricultural use. Its owner says some of the homes would be for his children.

Legislators Want Abandoned Cars Removed Quicker Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Legislators Want Abandoned Cars Removed Quicker

Counties object to measures that would give them 10 days to move the vehicles off of roadways.

Tax Dollars May Get Tapped To Fly Homeless Out Of Hawaii Anthony Quintano

Tax Dollars May Get Tapped To Fly Homeless Out Of Hawaii

Privately financed relocation programs have already flown hundreds back to the mainland. Now there’s a move afoot to spend public money as well.

Coming Soon To Ala Moana: Another 400-Foot Tower City and County of Honolulu

Coming Soon To Ala Moana: Another 400-Foot Tower

After it nixed its “poor door” entrance, the ProsPac Tower developer gains zoning exemptions from the City Council.

Honolulu Businesses Hurt By Rail May Finally Get Help Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Businesses Hurt By Rail May Finally Get Help

City Councilman Joey Manahan’s bill would set up a system to distribute money previously set aside to assist affected businesses.

So Much For Hawaii’s Preparations — The Flu Bug Has Landed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

So Much For Hawaii’s Preparations — The Flu Bug Has Landed

Hospital emergency rooms are bustling, with one reporting twice as many flu patients as it was seeing at this time last year.

Waianae Boat Harbor Residents Try To Stave Off A Homeless Sweep Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waianae Boat Harbor Residents Try To Stave Off A Homeless Sweep

Some of them gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to respond to growing criticism of the encampment.

Here’s A Novel Idea To Help The Homeless — Vending Machines Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Here’s A Novel Idea To Help The Homeless — Vending Machines

A British charity plans to set up vending machines where homeless people can get items they need to survive on the streets.