Dec. 1, 2020

TODAY: Pine’s bill creates more affordable housing
4,400 units and counting

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I — Legislation by Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine has created some 4,400 affordable housing units on O‘ahu in her years of public service and more are being announced today.

“It is so gratifying to see that my Bill 7 (2019) will create even more affordable housing on the island, this time, in the Liliha neighborhood with the announcement on Pu‘uhue Place. Affordable housing is even more critical than ever with so many residents’ income decimated, if not eliminated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Councilmember Pine.

“It was such a pleasure to work with developer Marshall Hung over two years to generate this bill. I was also encouraged that the bill that became law in May of last year, was lauded as a key housing solution by then-candidate, now Mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi, during the campaign. It is my hope that his administration will continue to use this law to create more affordable housing once he takes office and I will support him in all such efforts,” Councilmember Pine said.

Ordinance 19-8, introduced by Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine as Bill 7 (2019) in February of 2019 and which was unanimously adopted by the full council and approved by the mayor in May 2019.

Councilmember Kym Pine represents residents of District One (ʻEwa, ʻEwa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko ʻOlina, Nānākuli, Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae, Mākaha, Kea‘au, Mākua) and is chair of the City Council’s Committee on Business Economic Development and Tourism.

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