Housing shortage in spotlight

This past Tuesday we attended and supported an event called “Still Houseless in Hawaii” the second annual event of the “Houseless in Hawaii” series. Presented by BIA Hawaii, the event featured panelist like Gov. David Ige, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Stanford Carr and Christine Camp. Below is an excerpt from Pacific Business News write up about the event: Real estate experts convened …

Hawaii ADU Featured in Midweek Hawaii

Mahalo to Midweek Hawaii for featuring Hawaii ADU in their Entrepreneur Section of the November 9th, 2016 issue that is circulated to 270,000 households across Oahu. Below is an excerpt from the article written by Christina O’Connor: “Now with the new ADU law…it is opening up tremendous possibilities for a variety of people,” says Derek Williams, @HawaiiADU COO. “Home-owners can …

Cochran Proposes ʻOhana Units for Long-Term Affordable Housing

Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran today announced she has introduced a proposal to prioritize the use of accessory dwelling units, sometimes called ʻohana units, for long-term tenants. On Thursday, Nov. 3, the council’s Planning Committee will consider a proposed bill to allow a new use called “affordable accessory dwellings” on lots up to 7,499 square feet in certain zoning districts, …

Green Magazine Hawaii Oct-Dec 2016 Issue Launch

We are proud to be sponsoring #GreenDrinksHNL at Mud Hen Water restaurant on Wednesday, October 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the launch of Green Magazine’s October 2016 issue! New issues will be available and we will be sharing information about Accessory Dwelling Units and Hawaii ADU. If you are interested in attending, you can buy tickets …

“No Room in Paradise” Documentary

No Room in Paradise Trailer from Mike Hinchey on Vimeo. “No Room in Paradise” is an intimate and raw look at the struggles Hawaii’s homeless face — and the solutions needed to address the crisis. Hawaii has the highest per capita homeless population in the nation, and more than half of Hawaii’s homeless are unsheltered. The series is sponsored by …

Tiny House Villages Are About to Be the Next Big Housing Trend, According to Researchers

Tiny house villages could soon be big—really big. According to researchers at Kansas State University, tiny house villages are environmentally friendly, they promote a sense of community, they encourage healthy lifestyles and habits, and they’re a safe and affordable housing option for the masses. Forall of these reasons, the experts are hoping that tiny house villages will spread across the …

DHHL should help house homeless Hawaiians, counseling agency says

Hundreds of Native Hawaiian homeless people could be housed in accessory dwelling units with the help of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, a new Hawaiian Community Assets study says. “On Hawaiian Homelands, there’s trust lands with zero acquisition cost that would allow us to invest the dollars in vertical improvements versus spending money on the land itself,” HCA Executive Director …

Could Tiny Houses Have a Big Impact on Hawai‘i’s Future?

With Hawai‘i’s housing market so tight, one national trend is looking pretty tempting: tiny houses. You’ve probably seen these in upscale magazines such as Dwell: compact homes and apartments that make the most of just a couple hundred square feet. And, the new market for Accessory Dwelling Units may pump up demand for these little homes. Sounds like the perfect …