The Original Affordability Crisis: Addressing the Housing Needs of Poor Families in Hawai‘i
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. HST
Honolulu, HI, United States
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The media in Hawai`i has recently focused its attention on the burden of rising housing costs for working and middle-income families in the state. While this problem is real and getting worse, there are also distinct and persistent housing challenges facing very poor families. The panel will examine this “original” affordability crisis by discussing the scope of housing needs for low-income households, as well as the targeted policy and planning approaches required to expand access to affordable rental housing. The panel includes: Philip Garboden, Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corp. Assistant Professor of Affordable Housing in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa; Claudia Shay, Executive Director of Self-Help Housing Corp.; and Hakim Ouansafi, Director of the State of Hawai`i Public Housing Authority. The moderator of the panel is Assistant Professor Jennifer Darrah-Okike of the Department of Sociology at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.
Peter Flachsbart, email@example.com