Hawaii Public Housing Authority Opening Waiting List for Vouchers Aug. 16-18, 2016

Excerpts from Sophie Cocke’s “State officials open Section 8 waiting list,” Star-Advertiser, 11 Aug. 2016:

The state’s public housing office is opening up the waiting list for federally subsidized Section 8 housing vouchers for the first time in a decade as Hawaii struggles to reduce its rate of homelessness, which is the highest per capita in the nation.

Housing officials anticipate being flooded with thousands of applications, with demand greatly outstripping available housing units. To restrict the size of the waiting list, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority will be accepting applications for only three days — beginning Tuesday Aug. 16 and ending at midnight Aug. 18.

The online applications will be accessible starting Tuesday (Aug. 16) at hpha.apply4housing.com.

Officials are anticipating that about 12,000 new applications will be submitted during that time, but expect to start handing out vouchers in about 60 days — 50 of them in the first 30 days. Within the first year, between 200 and 300 vouchers are expected to be issued.  Continue reading

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HNN: ‘State to Bring Rush Hour Relief to Leeward Coast’


Read the article and watch the full video on the Hawaii News Now site.

From about 3:30 to 7 pm Monday through Friday, the mile-long contraflow lane will run from Piliokahi Avenue to Nanaikeola Street. State Sen. Maile Shimabukuro said it should give Leeward coast residents relief they have been begging for. "They see it in Hawaii Kai. They see it on Nimitz. They say, 'How come there's all these contraflows happening in other communities? Why can't we get a contraflow in Waianae where we really need it?'" she said.

HNN: From about 3:30 to 7 pm Monday through Friday, the mile-long contraflow lane will run from Piliokahi Avenue to Nanaikeola Street. State Sen. Maile Shimabukuro said it should give Leeward coast residents relief they have been begging for. “They see it in Hawaii Kai. They see it on Nimitz. They say, ‘How come there’s all these contraflows happening in other communities? Why can’t we get a contraflow in Waianae where we really need it?'” she said.