Housing in Hawaii -- Directors' Forum

APA Hawai'i Chapter


Tuesday, March 14, 2017
noon - 1:30 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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This event provides a moderated discussion on the complex issues related to housing in Hawai‘i that federal, state, and county agency officials and planners face. By bringing in officials from different islands and agencies, each with unique physical and demographic dynamics, the selected panelists will provide their experiences, challenges, and success stories in order to provide attendees with insights into housing outreach and potential policy strategies.


Kanani Fu

Kanani Fu is the Director of Housing for the County of Kaua‘i. Over the past year, she has worked with the County to develop several affordable housing projects and utilizes PLOP - Policy, Leverage, Opportunities, and Partnerships - when addressing the island’s affordable housing needs. Most recently, the County has ... Read More

Carol Reimann

Ms. Reimann is the current Director of Housing and Human Concerns for the County of Maui. She utilizes her skills to advocate for workforce housing in Maui County. Moving affordable housing projects forward and helping residents obtain housing is her primary goal. In addition to the Housing Division, she also ... Read More

Jesse Souki

Mr. Souki is currently the Executive Director of the Hawai’i Community Development Authority. He recently served as the Director of Planning for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. Prior to that he served as the Director of the State Office of Planning and the First Deputy of the Department ... Read More

Neil Gyotoku

Mr. Gyotoku is the current Housing Administrator for the County of Hawai‘i. He has over 40 years of experience in public service, working for agencies ranging from the Hawaii Housing Authority, to the State Department of Human Services, and more recently the Hawaii County Civil Defense Office as an ... Read More

Contact Info

Ralph Portmore, rportmore@gmail.com