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Hawaii Receives $11.6 Million to Help the Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Receives $11.6 Million to Help the Homeless

Recipients include City and County of Honolulu and organizations working to provide housing while promoting self-sufficiency.
Urban Hawaii: Are Lofty Ambitions for Artists in Kakaako a Good Idea? ArtSpace

Urban Hawaii: Are Lofty Ambitions for Artists in Kakaako a Good Idea?

A project is set to provide discount housing to some of our creative class, but maybe artists should find inspiration from Oahu’s housing crunch.
Living Hawaii: Where Real Estate Is King Flickr.com: M. Shawn Hennessy

Living Hawaii: Where Real Estate Is King

A key driver of our cost of living is the high price of land. A collision of interests and actions push its value upward.
Urban Hawaii: Who Is Remaking Kakaako? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Urban Hawaii: Who Is Remaking Kakaako?

Hot spots in New York City and Boston are helping to inspire the transformation of Honolulu's most dynamic neighborhood.
Urban Hawaii: What Does Future Hold for Honolulu — and Us? Don Wallace

Urban Hawaii: What Does Future Hold for Honolulu — and Us?

It is time to explore what the transformation of Kakaako says about the evolution of our city. Our new column looks at how Honolulu got to where it is now and, perhaps more importantly, where it is going.
Honolulu Median Home Price Reaches Record $719K Due to High-End Sales PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Median Home Price Reaches Record $719K Due to High-End Sales

More than 75 percent of the homes sold in November cost over $550,000 and about a quarter sold for over $1 million.
Tracking New Projects in a Fast-Growing Kakaako UHERO

Tracking New Projects in a Fast-Growing Kakaako

Former Gov. Neil Abercrombie's legacy includes revitalizing the district by permitting about 4,500 new residential units.
HCDA Greenlights Two More Kakaako Projects and Gives Director a Raise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HCDA Greenlights Two More Kakaako Projects and Gives Director a Raise

The agency also decides to delay rule changes intended to boost the supply of low-income rental housing.
Neal Milner: Imagining Kakaako — How Our Hearts Lead Us Astray PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Imagining Kakaako — How Our Hearts Lead Us Astray

The area is developing all too quickly thanks to public/private cooperation on steroids and the lack of urban vision.
Caldwell Wants HCDA to Adopt City’s New Affordable Housing Rules

Caldwell Wants HCDA to Adopt City’s New Affordable Housing Rules

The state redevelopment agency in charge of development in Kakaako has been under fire for producing high-end condos.
Here’s What You Should Know About Mayor Caldwell’s New Housing Strategy PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Here’s What You Should Know About Mayor Caldwell’s New Housing Strategy

Honolulu has a huge problem with a lack of affordable housing and the mayor's plan aims to fix that. It's a bold strategy, but will it work?
Hawaii Housing Summit Highlights Need for Low-Income Rentals PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Housing Summit Highlights Need for Low-Income Rentals

Many residents fear having to leave the islands because housing is so expensive.
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