It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Hawaiʻi’s high cost of living and unaffordable housing market is putting more and more pressure on local families. How many more people and generations can we squeeze into our homes just to be able to afford to live here? How many more of our family members have to move away before we say enough is enough?

The long-term solution is that we need to push for better policies to create enough TRULY affordable housing (below 100% AMI). Unfortunately we have a homeless crisis to deal with right now and new housing programs for the homeless, like Housing First, are working well but are very limited in scale.

We, as a society, are unable to provide solutions to this housing and homeless crisis right now so what do we for our most vulnerable people who are living unsheltered every day that this problem continues?

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  1. Paul Marx 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your story as it clarifies that your community is a true success.

    Please let me know how we can help.

    The Affordable Housing and Economic Development Foundation ‘AHED’ is non-profit organization that supports the rehabilitation or new housing that is affordable.

  2. Roger 6 years ago

    Thanks Sue, this was useful.order a custom essay

  3. Lei 5 years ago

    Excellent video showing some of the problems of homelessness and one solution that is working. Please edit your closed captions. There are many errors that take away from the meaning. For instance, at one point the encampment is called”porno” and when Twinkles is addressing Queen Liliuʻokalani at the statue she is quoted as saying “thank you for your money”. Mahalo.

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