Priced Out Of Paradise

  Contractors complain city’s permitting delays are forcing workforce lay-offs

The city's Department of Planning and Permitting issues about 20,000 building permits a year.

Construction kicks off for 751-unit condo in Kakaako

The smallest unit is 300 square feet and the largest is 900.

August saw a record-high for home prices on Oahu. Then came September

A new report by the Honolulu Board of Realtors is likely to make potential homebuyers cringe.

In the market? You now need to earn nearly $160K to buy a home on Oahu

A new report also says wages aren’t keeping pace with rising housing prices.

Census: Household incomes rose in Hawaii last year, but not by much

Hawaii's economy is doing well. Tourism and construction are up, unemployment is at record lows.

Public invited to meeting to discuss west Kauai affordable housing project

Kauai County's Housing Agency is holding a public meeting to discuss a new affordable housing project in west Kauai.

Affordable housing complex to bring hundreds of new units to Ala Moana area

Plans are moving forward to build an affordable housing complex next to Ala Moana Center despite the mayor's alternate ideas for the area.

Here’s how long that $1M nest egg lasts in Hawaii

Saving for retirement isn't easy, especially in the state with the nation's highest cost of living.

Median sales price for Oahu homes continues to rise

The median sales price for a single-family home on Oahu grew to $789,500 in July, according to the Honolulu Board of Realtors.

Analysis: Rents in Honolulu 13th-highest in the nation

Honolulu is the 13th most expensive city for renters.

The city opened its waitlist for rental subsidies for 4 days — and 11,000 households applied

In May, the city opened its waiting list for Section 8 rental housing subsidies for the first time in four years.

New law aims to preserve, create affordable housing on Maui

A new law is aiming to create and preserve affordable housing on the Valley Isle.

ACLU officials prepared to sue over new city proposals concerning homeless

The American Civil Liberties Union says new proposals from Honolulu's mayor to move along homeless people may be illegal.

To address pay gap, bill set to become law will ban employers from asking for salary history

Job applicants are often asked for their salary history.

Increase to Hawaii County’s general excise tax coming next year

The Hawaii County Council has voted to increase the general excise tax.

HUD: $93,000 now considered ‘low income’ on Oahu

An Oahu family of four bringing in $93,300 or less this year is considered "low income" under newly-released U.S. Housing and Urban Development guidelines, which are used to determine who can qualify for affordable and subsidized housing programs.