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Housing, Land Use & Zoning

Here’s one thing we keep saying in our testimonies on housing

Photo by Charley Myers Research showing the need to liberalize Hawaii’s land-use and zoning laws is out there for all to see, and more is forthcoming The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has testified on many housing and land-use bills this year, and the 2022 legislative session is not over. One thing we did

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Testimony: Counties need more incentive to reduce housing regulations

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 31, 2022, by the Senate Committees on Government Operations and Housing. _______________ To: Senate Committee on Government Operations       Sen. Sharon Y. Moriwaki, Chair       Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Vice Chair

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Testimony: Discouraging short-term rentals won’t ease housing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 23, 2022, by the Honolulu City County Committee on Zoning and Planning. _______________ To: Committee on Zoning and Planning       Brandon J.C. Elefante, Chair       Esther Kia’aina, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute

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Testimony: ‘Empty homes’ tax will not achieve goal

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 22, 2022, by the House Committee on Housing. _______________ To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Chair       Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Testimony: New language sabotages land-use bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 22, 2022, by the House Committees on Water and Land and Government Operations. _______________ To: Senate Committee on Water and Land       Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair       Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran,

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Testimony: SB2922 SD2 shows promise for helping ease housing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 17, 2022, by the House Committee on Housing. _______________ To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Chair       Rep Troy N. Hashimoto, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Here’s one thing we keep saying in our testimonies on housing

Photo by Charley Myers Research showing the need to liberalize Hawaii’s land-use and zoning laws is out there for all to see, and more is forthcoming The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has testified on many housing and land-use bills this year, and the 2022 legislative session is not over. One thing we did

Read More →

Testimony: Counties need more incentive to reduce housing regulations

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 31, 2022, by the Senate Committees on Government Operations and Housing. _______________ To: Senate Committee on Government Operations       Sen. Sharon Y. Moriwaki, Chair       Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Vice Chair

Read More →

Testimony: Discouraging short-term rentals won’t ease housing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 23, 2022, by the Honolulu City County Committee on Zoning and Planning. _______________ To: Committee on Zoning and Planning       Brandon J.C. Elefante, Chair       Esther Kia’aina, Vice Chair  From: Grassroot Institute

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Testimony: ‘Empty homes’ tax will not achieve goal

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 22, 2022, by the House Committee on Housing. _______________ To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Chair       Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Testimony: New language sabotages land-use bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 22, 2022, by the House Committees on Water and Land and Government Operations. _______________ To: Senate Committee on Water and Land       Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair       Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran,

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Testimony: SB2922 SD2 shows promise for helping ease housing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration March 17, 2022, by the House Committee on Housing. _______________ To: House Committee on Housing       Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Chair       Rep Troy N. Hashimoto, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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