In her viewpoint “Plenty of planning, not enough housing” (Viewpoint, Oct. 6), Ms. Malia Hill writes “the best way to produce more housing is to reduce the size and scope of the county’s overlapping housing plans.”
In 2018, SMS Research, a research organization working on many State of Hawaii housing studies, completed a policy analysis of Maui’s affordable housing needs for the Maui County Council. In its recommendations, SMS Research wrote that the County of Maui needs the “development of an Affordable Housing Plan that describes how the county will move forward to meet the housing needs of residents over the next five to 10 years.” This year the Maui County Council under the leadership of Alice Lee and Mike Molina with consultation from Stand Up Maui, has acted on that recommendation by producing a Request for Proposal to develop the Affordable Housing Plan and has hired Hawaiian Community Assets to do the work...READ MORE
Stand Up Maui, an organization advocating for justice and peace, announced its new officers for the year with Stan Franco as president.
At its July 29 meeting, the organization, formerly FACE Maui, also named Lucienne de Naie, vice president; Lawrence Carnicelli, secretary; and Michael Williams, treasurer...READ MORE
At the April 3 Maui County Council meeting, Mike Molina proposed a resolution for creation of a comprehensive affordable housing plan. Stand Up Maui (formerly Face Maui) has advocated for this action for the past three years.
The plan will create a roadmap to build the homes needed for residents in affordable and workforce income groups, to streamline the process of building these homes, to pay for it, and more...READ MORE
On Jan. 21, the County Council’s Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee took up the issue of extending the term of the Affordable Housing Fund. The term extension and the increase of revenue from 2 percent to 3 percent of total real property taxes collected were proposed. The change in percentage would create over $10 million to go into fund each year...READ MORE