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Hawaii Public Housing Authority

Abercrombie: Hold Me Accountable

Abercrombie: Hold Me Accountable

Hawaii governor tells Mayor Wright public housing residents to "hold him to account" for restoring hot water.
Abercrombie Keeps Public Housing Promise

Abercrombie Keeps Public Housing Promise

Hawaii governor's new budget will pay for hot water for all Mayor Wright public housing residents in Honolulu.
Throwing Cold Water on Rhetoric

Throwing Cold Water on Rhetoric

Forget Washington Place, Governor Abercrombie should move into Mayor Wright public housing until tenants get hot water.
Even with Free Land, ‘Affordable Housing’ Fails

Even with Free Land, ‘Affordable Housing’ Fails

Hawaii finance agency lets developer off the hook after it can't find qualified buyers for Honolulu units built on public land.
Mayor Wright Hot-Water Woes Encourage Cynicism About Government

Mayor Wright Hot-Water Woes Encourage Cynicism About Government

Failure to provide hot water at Honolulu public housing complex wouldn't be acceptable from private landlord.

Housing Status Quo Needs to Change

Downtown resident Cat Wong on the importance of preserving affordable housing in Honolulu.

Hawaii Needs to Do More to Help Families Facing Foreclosure

Thelma Akita-Kealoha says the state should require lenders to meet face-to-face with homeowners before taking back their home.
Hawaii Home Values Have Doubled Since 2000

Hawaii Home Values Have Doubled Since 2000

Maui and Kauai now more expensive than Honolulu, while Big Island has highest rate of home ownership.
Lack of Hot Water For Public Housing Residents a Test for Abercrombie

Lack of Hot Water For Public Housing Residents a Test for Abercrombie

The governor-elect promised he'd be adept at tapping into federal funds. What will he do about hundreds without hot water because of lack of money?

Carlisle Says ‘No’ to New Office of Housing

Honolulu mayor opposes ballot measure that would create a new housing office, saying it would strain the city budget.
What Comes After Curfew at Housing Complex?

What Comes After Curfew at Housing Complex?

Residents of Kalihi Valley Homes suggest the state consider limiting visitors, adding social service agencies and extending curfew. National expert says permanent police presence on site would help.
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