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Homeless Briefing Today at State Capitol Auditorium

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii is looking for solutions to its growing Homeless problem. Ramsay Wharton sits down to chat with State Senator, Suzanne Chun-Oakland, chair of the Committee on Human Services, about today's informational briefing at the State Capitol Auditorium on homelessness in Hawaii.

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS

Thursday, March 3, 2011
1:15 p.m.
State Capitol Auditorium
415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A:

The Committees on Human Services; Water, Land, and Housing; Economic Development and Technology; Hawaiian Affairs; Health; Public Safety; Government Operations and Military Affairs; Agriculture; and Ways and Means invite partners from the private and public sector around the State to an informational briefing to discuss the state of homelessness and affordable housing in Hawaii. Goals of this briefing include understanding what homeless and affordable housing projects are underway, identify existing public and private sector rentals that may be available if renovated. Goals also include discussing potential opportunities to build affordable housing units and renovate existing public housing stock as well as identifying and locating appropriately zoned land where new affordable housing projects can be built that have adequate infrastructure capacity.

Organizations that may play a meaningful role in addressing the challenges associated with homelessness and affordable housing are encouraged to participate in this discussion. The Committees also hope to identify resources in the community that can assist individuals and families successfully transition into more stable and permanent housing and provide health, social services employment, training, and educational opportunities.

Testimony

I. The State of Homelessness and Affordable Housing in Hawaii

II. Identification & Assessment of Existing Housing Opportunities

III. Plan of Action: Short and Long Term

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES
Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair
Senator Les Ihara, Jr., Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, AND HOUSING
Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair
Senator Malama Solomon, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
Senator Carol Fukunaga, Chair
Senator Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
Senator Brickwood Galuteria, Chair
Senator Pohai Ryan, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH
Senator Josh Green, M.D., Chair
Senator Clarence K. Nishihara, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
Senator Will Espero, Chair
Senator Michelle Kidani, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
Senator Clarence K. Nishihara, Chair
Senator Gilbert Kahele, Vice Chair

 COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
 Senator David Y. Ige, Chair
 Senator Michelle Kidani, Vice Chair

 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6130

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