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Displaced Palolo Valley Residents Press City To Settle Over Damaged Homes Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

Displaced Palolo Valley Residents Press City To Settle Over Damaged Homes

A forgotten group of homeowners on Kuahea Street and Kuahea Place want the same resolution as other former residents of the Waiomao neighborhood ravaged by landslides.

Josh Green Names Longtime Advocate To Be New Hawaii Housing Chief Cassie Ordonio/Civil Beat/2022

Josh Green Names Longtime Advocate To Be New Hawaii Housing Chief

Two nonprofit groups also announced they received $7.5 million to fight family homelessness from a fund set up by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Lanai Draws Tenants In Lottery For First Affordable Housing Project In 30 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lanai Draws Tenants In Lottery For First Affordable Housing Project In 30 Years

The housing development funded by tech magnate Larry Ellison will almost double the number of affordable housing units on the island.

Maui Looks To Crack Down On Companies Selling Shares Of Second Homes Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Maui Looks To Crack Down On Companies Selling Shares Of Second Homes

A County Council measure would expand the definition of timeshare to include stays of up to 180 days to try to limit multiple owners from buying into vacation homes.

Mayor Vows To Enforce New Law Against Short-Term Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Mayor Vows To Enforce New Law Against Short-Term Rentals

Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s announcement came a week after a federal judge enjoined the city from enforcing some parts of the ordinance, which is set to go into effect on Monday.

Neighborhood Groups Want City’s Ban On 30-Day Rentals To Move Forward Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Neighborhood Groups Want City’s Ban On 30-Day Rentals To Move Forward

Organizations who had championed the 90-day minimum rental period say a judge’s decision to block the new rule from taking effect is detrimental to their communities.

What Happens Now That A Judge Has Blocked Honolulu’s New Short-Term Rental Law? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

What Happens Now That A Judge Has Blocked Honolulu’s New Short-Term Rental Law?

City officials could appeal to a higher court or find some way to compromise with property owners who rent their places for fewer than 90 days.

This Is How The Candidates For Maui Mayor Want To Tackle The Housing Crisis Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

This Is How The Candidates For Maui Mayor Want To Tackle The Housing Crisis

Both say the lack of housing for residents is the county’s top problem, but they’re proposing very different solutions.

Maui Voters Weigh A Ballot Proposal To Create A Separate Housing Department Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Maui Voters Weigh A Ballot Proposal To Create A Separate Housing Department

The move to split up the county’s Department of Housing and Human Concerns comes as residents increasingly struggle to find affordable homes on the Valley Isle.

A ‘Tremendous Need’ For Affordable Housing In Hawaii Leads To Long Waitlists Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A ‘Tremendous Need’ For Affordable Housing In Hawaii Leads To Long Waitlists

As Honolulu officials push for more affordable housing, people are applying to multiple waitlists to get into available units.