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Thousands of families have been leaving Hawaii every year in search of cheaper housing on the mainland, thanks to the state’s artificial scarcity of housing resulting from zoning and other restrictions on development. The Grassroot Institute is dedicated to making it easier to build affordable homes in the islands, so residents will want to stay here with their families.
With an 11% top rate, many Hawaii residents are looking for two tickets out of paradise. _____________ (This article was published originally on Dec. 27,
A discussion about Hawaii’s high cost of living was the starting point for Keli’i Akina’s latest “Hawaii Together” program, which aired Monday, Jan. 2, on