Housing Hawaii is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that was created to advocate for affordable rental and for sale housing in Hawaii.

Press Releases

Progress Slow for Affordable Housing, Honolulu Star Advertiser, June 26, 2017

Hawaii needs 66,000 new homes by 2025 according to DBEDT

State of the Nation’s Housing: Affordability Challenges Remain, More Affordable Homes Needed

2014 Legislative Housing accomplishments in Hawaii

Affordable Housing Is What You Can Afford - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas for 2014

America's Rental Housing Evolving Market and Needs

December 19, 2013 - Hope for Housing in Budget Deal

Housing advocates hope a budget compromise just passed by Congress might finally put an end to their nightmare of relentless cuts to federal housing programs...

December 13, 2013 - Report Promotes Intergenerational Approach to Solving Housing Affordability and Other Challenges

Generations United released its report Out of One, Many: Uniting the Changing Faces of America on December 10. The report features a survey on demographic shifts as well as articles written in the fields of employment, transportation, civic engagement, and housing, all through a lens of intergenerational collaboration. Generations United invited one established leader to write about key trends in each of these fields and brainstorm ideas for intergenerational involvement. They then invited an emerging leader in each respective field to respond and suggest policy initiatives...

December 13, 2013 - Half of U.S. Renters Burdened by Excessive Housing Costs

On December 9, the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University released a new study that shows that 35% of U.S. households were renters in 2012. America's Rental Housing: Evolving Markets and Needs also shows that half of U.S. renters now pay more than 30% of their income on rent, up 12% from a decade earlier. Renters with severe cost burdens (paying more than 50% of income on housing) account for much of the increase...

December 11, 2013 - Honolulu City Council Wants Affordable Housing Policy for TOD Neighborhoods

The Honolulu City Council is urging the city to develop an affordable housing policy for neighborhoods by metro stations on the city’s planned rail line...


Cambridge, MA and Washington, DC - Affordability problems for renters have skyrocketed over the past decade both in number and the share of renters facing them, according to a new report on rental housing from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. The inability of so many to find housing they can afford dramatically impacts the health and well-being of U.S. renters, as lower-income households cut back on food, healthcare, and savings, just to keep up...

December 9, 2013 - MHN Interview: An Affordable Makeover in Hawaii

Honolulu—Stacie Brach was recently named Regional Property Manager of the Year by The National Association of Home Builders, a recognition she never expected....

December 6, 2013 - Stanford Carr to develop A&B's affordable housing in Kakaako

The Hawaii agency overseeing the redevelopment of the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako has given approval to Honolulu-based Stanford Carr Development to take over a planned affordable housing development near Ala Moana Center...

December 3, 2013 - Kaka’ako proposed 801 South Street Tower B—far from workforce housing

A Star Advertiser Op Ed of December 4 by 801 South St. developer Marshall Hung proclaims that his proposed monolith “will bring new vitality to Kaka’ako.”...

November 19, 2013 - Hawaiian Homes Commission Approves Pana`ewa Community Center

The Hawaiian Homes Commission on Monday voted to grant use of 13 acres of Hawaiian Homes Trust lands for construction of a community center in Pana`ewa...

November 17, 2013 - Housing and Transportation Calculator Unveiled

Housing affordability is about more than the monthly rent or mortgage. It's also a matter of location and transportation costs, usually a family's second-biggest budget item...

November 11, 2013 - Home Ownership At Lowest Level In Nearly Two Decades

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: Let's focus on the state of the housing market next, where there have been mixed signals lately. It's been reported that we've had a rip-roaring recovery in real estate accompanied by a long stretch of record-low mortgage interest rates.


SAN DIEGO - A proposal to increase fees that the city of San Diego charges developers -- which go into a fund for affordable housing -- was tentatively passed Monday by the City Council on a 5-4 party line vote...

November 6, 2013 - 5 Most Expensive and Most Affordable Housing Markets

Real estate inventory may be low across the country, but not every housing market is experiencing rising home prices and has bidding wars breaking out...

November 2013 - Reimagining Housing in Hawaii

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