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Housing, Land Use & Zoning

SB2018 would prevent net loss of housing density

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 1, 2024. _____________ Feb. 1,  2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen.

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SB2011 would promote mixed-use neighborhoods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 1, 2024. _____________ Feb. 1,  2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen.

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HB1838: Block counties from outlawing short-term rentals

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Housing on Jan. 31, 2024. _____________ Jan. 31, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 312 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Luke Evslin, Chair    

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HB2165: Lahaina rent freeze could worsen housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on Jan. 31, 2024. _____________ Jan. 31, 2024, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce    

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SB2042: Set 60-day deadline for housing permit approval

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Housing on Jan. 30, 2024. _____________ Jan. 30, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang, Chair  

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SB2673: Maui rent control could distort housing market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on Jan. 31, 2024. _____________ Jan. 31, 2024, 9:50 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection    

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SB2843: State of emergency should have legislative oversight

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs on Jan. 31, 2024. _____________ Jan. 31, 2024, 9:40 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate

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Maui event: ‘How to facilitate more homebuilding in Hawaii’

There’s no shortage of grandiose and costly project proposals that are purported to be the solution to Hawaii’s housing shortage.  But at two recent events on Maui and Hawaii Island, Grassroot Institute President and CEO Keli‘i Akina and Grassroot policy researcher Jonathan Helton made a pitch on how to facilitate

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SB2029: Inclusionary zoning contributes to housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Housing on Jan. 30, 2024. _____________ Jan. 30, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang, Chair  

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SB2337 would let counties finance mixed-use housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Housing on Jan. 30, 2024. _____________ Jan. 30, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Senator Stanley Chang, Chair  

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SB2018 would prevent net loss of housing density

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 1, 2024. _____________ Feb. 1,  2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen.

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SB2011 would promote mixed-use neighborhoods

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Housing and Water and Land on Feb. 1, 2024. _____________ Feb. 1,  2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen.

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HB1838: Block counties from outlawing short-term rentals

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Housing on Jan. 31, 2024. _____________ Jan. 31, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 312 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Housing       Luke Evslin, Chair    

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HB2165: Lahaina rent freeze could worsen housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on Jan. 31, 2024. _____________ Jan. 31, 2024, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce    

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SB2042: Set 60-day deadline for housing permit approval

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Housing on Jan. 30, 2024. _____________ Jan. 30, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang, Chair  

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SB2673: Maui rent control could distort housing market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on Jan. 31, 2024. _____________ Jan. 31, 2024, 9:50 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection    

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SB2843: State of emergency should have legislative oversight

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committees on Commerce and Consumer Protection and Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs on Jan. 31, 2024. _____________ Jan. 31, 2024, 9:40 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate

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Maui event: ‘How to facilitate more homebuilding in Hawaii’

There’s no shortage of grandiose and costly project proposals that are purported to be the solution to Hawaii’s housing shortage.  But at two recent events on Maui and Hawaii Island, Grassroot Institute President and CEO Keli‘i Akina and Grassroot policy researcher Jonathan Helton made a pitch on how to facilitate

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SB2029: Inclusionary zoning contributes to housing crisis

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Housing on Jan. 30, 2024. _____________ Jan. 30, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang, Chair  

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SB2337 would let counties finance mixed-use housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Housing on Jan. 30, 2024. _____________ Jan. 30, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Senator Stanley Chang, Chair  

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