“How to increase affordable housing in Hawaii” was the topic of a webinar sponsored by the Kokua Council on May 3, 2021. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was among the three presenters, along with state Sen. Stanley Chang and community activist Kim Coco Iwamoto. The forum was moderated by Kokua Council Chairwoman Lila Mower.
Akina, Chang and Coco Iwamoto each gave 15- to 20-minute presentations, during which they shared their views on the kinds of policies and perspectives they think are needed to increase the supply of affordable homes in Hawaii. They also were asked questions by a group of selected guests.
The entire webinar is available on the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii website. The video below features only Akina’s 15-minute presentation.