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Maui County Council Advances Resolutions On Monster House Courtesy: Napili Bay Community Association

Maui County Council Advances Resolutions On Monster House

One of the resolutions calls for a formal investigation into how the house in Napili was allowed to be built despite being in violation of numerous building codes.

Audit Turns Up Problems at Maui County Zoning Division Courtesy: Napili Bay Community Association

Audit Turns Up Problems at Maui County Zoning Division

Employees lack confidence in planning director Michele McLean whom they see as “heavily politicized and unconcerned with staff welfare or input.”

This Group Is Trying To Make Sense Of Hawaii’s Regulatory Landscape Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

This Group Is Trying To Make Sense Of Hawaii’s Regulatory Landscape

The Hawaii Zoning Atlas aims to decode complicated zoning jargon for the public to use.

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Kaneohe Soil Contamination Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Kaneohe Soil Contamination Case

The High Court’s decision paves the way for service members and their families to bring their claims about toxic contamination to Hawaii state court.

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Oahu Vacation Rental Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Oahu Vacation Rental Law

The complaint by legal short-term rental operators says the city is taking away their property rights.

Could Employer-Provided Rentals Help Solve Hawaii’s Housing Crisis? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Could Employer-Provided Rentals Help Solve Hawaii’s Housing Crisis?

While government and private employers in other locales are increasingly stepping up to build homes to address housing shortages, the idea has not caught on in Hawaii.

Would You Want The Government To Be Your Landlord? Getty Images/iStockphoto

Would You Want The Government To Be Your Landlord?

As residents across the U.S. struggle with rising housing prices, policymakers are increasingly looking at models for “social housing” including in Vienna, Austria, as a way to improve the situation.

Maui Is Reconsidering What Constitutes ‘Affordable’ When It Comes To Housing Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Maui Is Reconsidering What Constitutes ‘Affordable’ When It Comes To Housing

Even if families qualify for loans, monthly costs can be so high that they struggle to hold on to their homes in the long term.

The Debate Over This Maui Housing Project Is Still Going Strong 35 Years Later Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

The Debate Over This Maui Housing Project Is Still Going Strong 35 Years Later

Critics point to decades of broken promises by developers, who say those in opposition will do anything to delay. Now it’s up to the planning commission to decide.

How Fast Can Government Agencies Turn The Legislature’s $1 Billion Into New Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Fast Can Government Agencies Turn The Legislature’s $1 Billion Into New Housing?

Lawmakers just appropriated approximately $1 billion to help build homes for residents. Now it’s up to the executive branch to make things happen.