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Everyone Says We Need More Affordable Housing. But Oahu Voters Said No To More Money City and County of Honolulu

Everyone Says We Need More Affordable Housing. But Oahu Voters Said No To More Money

The reasons behind the failure of the ballot measure are complicated but experts point to “economic NIMBYism” as a culprit.

Rising Prices, Increasing Poverty, Slowing Job Growth: Hawaii’s Economy Faces Grim Times Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Rising Prices, Increasing Poverty, Slowing Job Growth: Hawaii’s Economy Faces Grim Times

Among those facing higher costs are Oahu utility customers whose October bills could show more cost increases on top of a dramatic rise over the past year.

‘People Are Really Struggling’: Hawaii Food Banks Scramble To Meet Increased Demand Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2020

‘People Are Really Struggling’: Hawaii Food Banks Scramble To Meet Increased Demand

Rising food costs and the end of pandemic-era assistance programs are driving a spike in demand for food assistance.

Blueprint For Hawaii Housing? UH Project For Students And Faculty Is Going Up At Relatively Little Cost University of Hawaii

Blueprint For Hawaii Housing? UH Project For Students And Faculty Is Going Up At Relatively Little Cost

A Hawaii lawmaker says the public private housing partnership could be a model for state-owned affordable rentals.

Hawaii Condo Fees Are Among Nation’s Highest. And They’re Squeezing The Middle Class Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Hawaii Condo Fees Are Among Nation’s Highest. And They’re Squeezing The Middle Class

For many middle class home owners, maintenance fees can be almost as high as a mortgage.

Hawaii Has A Child Care Crisis. Employers Could Help Solve It Courtesy: Le Village Cowork/2022

Hawaii Has A Child Care Crisis. Employers Could Help Solve It

Setting up on-site daycare can be an expensive and difficult undertaking, but there are other creative ways that companies can help young families. 

Ige Extends Emergency SNAP Benefits Through July Courtesy: Larry Geller/2021

Ige Extends Emergency SNAP Benefits Through July

The governor has signed a second emergency proclamation, extending the provision of federally increased allowances under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

What Will The New Minimum Wage Mean For Hawaii’s Farmers? Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

What Will The New Minimum Wage Mean For Hawaii’s Farmers?

Finding workers is hard in Hawaii, so many farms pay extra, but lifting the benchmark to $18 could present a new set of problems for farmers.

Oahu Nonprofits To Get $4.5M To Address Housing And Financial Woes Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Oahu Nonprofits To Get $4.5M To Address Housing And Financial Woes

The 17 organizations will work together to help solve critical problems facing the island’s working families.

Why Businesses Are Passing Their Rising Costs On To Consumers Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

Why Businesses Are Passing Their Rising Costs On To Consumers

The price of groceries rose almost 12% in March compared with the same month a year ago, while gasoline prices increased almost 40%.