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.

Maui Event: Build up or build out?

Should developers in Hawaii “build up” or “build out” to help ease the housing shortage in Hawaii? Randal O’Toole, land-use regulation expert and senior fellow

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HPR, Akina talk lava disaster

Chris Vandercook of Hawaii Public Radio this morning (June 18, 2018) interviewed Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, about how state law encouraged people

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Akina on ‘Heartland’ podcast

In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Heartland Institute research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks with Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina about how

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