ALOHA Homes: An Innovative Solution to Hawaii's Housing Shortage
On Friday, November 16, 2018, Hawaii State Senator Stanley Chang presented his innovative solution to Hawaii's housing shortage: redeveloping existing state owned lands near Honolulu rail transit stations with high density housing to be sold at cost to Hawaii residents who will be owner occupants and own no other real property. This "ALOHA Homes" proposal stands for Affordable, Locally Owned Homes for All. They will be available to all Hawaii residents regardless of income and whether or not they are first time homebuyers. For additional coverage of this new proposal for solving Hawaii's housing shortage, please visit https://bit.ly/2zS7HAn. Video recording courtesy of Olelo Community Media (http://olelo.org/).
Senator Chang Background - The Legal Clinic 2020 Benefit Drive
Due to social distancing guidelines, The Legal Clinic hosted a virtual benefit campaign and online live-stream event on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The event featured special guest video message questions with prizes, and speakers on current immigration topics such as DACA and COFA (Micronesian compact). The Legal Clinic is a nonprofit organization based in Hawaii that offers free or low-cost legal services to our immigrant community. Featured speaker, Senator Stanley Chang left this message for the attendees. Filmmaker: Yasu Productions
The Importance of the Micronesian Community in Hawaii
Due to social distancing guidelines, The Legal Clinic hosted a virtual benefit campaign and online live-stream event on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The event featured special guest video message questions with prizes, and speakers on current immigration topics such as DACA and COFA (the Compacts of Free Association between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau). The Legal Clinic is a nonprofit organization based in Hawaii that offers free or low-cost legal services to our immigrant community. Featured speaker Senator Stanley Chang left this message for the attendees. Filmmaker: Yasu Productions
Housing Conference Presentations
Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine, "Urban Walkups"
Councilmember Kymberly Pine, Honolulu City Council The Walkup Apartment Building Ordinance recognizes that the cost of land and construction in Honolulu is one of the highest in the country and there are many small parcels which are zoned for multifamily dwellings which have limited development potential due to the high cost of development of affordable housing. The Walkup Apartment Building Ordinance aims to encourage the development and to increase the supply of affordable rental housing units in low-rise multifamily buildings in Honolulu’s apartment zoned lands.
Dean Uchida, BIA-Hawaii: "How We Got Into This Mess"
Dean Uchida, Building Industry Association Hawaii Hawaii’s housing shortage did not occur overnight. This presentation discusses the regulatory framework that restricted the development of new housing supply and methods, such as infrastructure and deregulating land use, to build our way out of the problem.
Donna Wong & Vern Hinsvark, Hawaii Thousand Friends: "Vacation Rental Impacts on Residential Zoning"
Donna Wong and Vern Hinsvark, Hawaii’s Thousand Friends Lack of effective enforcement of our zoning and land use laws is breeding lack of respect for rule of law and allowing the proliferation of illegal vacation rentals in residential districts, which is putting significant pressure on Hawaii’s already stressed housing market and hurting local residents.
Paul Brewbaker, TZ Economics: "Why We Need More Housing"
Paul Brewbaker, TZ Economics Hawaii currently faces a housing shortage instead of a housing affordability crisis. In his presentation, Dr. Brewbaker will discuss how policy and geography limit the ability to build new housing, and how we can change that.
What We Learned in Singapore
David Freudenberger, Senior Principle and Founding Partner, Goodwin Consulting Group Ellen Gobey Carson, Faith Action for Community Equity Chad Taniguchi, Former Executive Director, Hawaii Public Housing Authority Dean Uchida, Senior Project Manager, Strategic Services Group, SSFM International Deepak Neupane, Development Branch Chief, Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation ' Williamson Chang, Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii
Infrastructure Needs for Large-Scale Housing Development
Tim Houghton, Deputy Director of Environment Services, City and County of Honolulu. Barry Usagawa, Water Resources Program Administrator, Board of Water Supply, City and County of Honolulu. Gary Fukumoto, Manager of Customer Fukumoto, Manager of Customer Installations Engineering and Project Management, Hawaiian Electric Co.
Our Homes: Ending the Housing Crisis
Professor David Schleicher on Our Homes: Ending the Housing Crisis
In this episode, Senator Stanley Chang talks to Professor David Schleicher from Yale Law School regarding legal debates on land-use restrictions and reforms. The conversation covers the history and politics on land-use policies, limitations on current policies observed nationwide, as well as some of the innovative ideas by referencing lessons learnt through trade and tax policies.
Mary Kyle McCurdy on Our Homes: Ending the Housing Crisis
Our Homes: Ending the Housing Crisis - A Conversation with Mary Kyle McCurdy In this episode, Senator Stanley Chang talks to Mary Kyle McCurdy, Deputy Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon about Oregon's land use planning program and housing. The conversation went through the evolution and implementation of zoning policies in Oregon to reflect the change in demographics.
Professor Katherine Einstein on Our Homes: Ending the Housing Crisis
In this episode of Our Homes we speak with Professor Katherine Einstein.Assoc. Professor of Political Science, Boston University. Professor Einstein’s book "Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America's Housing Crisis" is one of the most thorough studies of people who oppose new housing development, how they differ from the general population, and how they reduce housing production.