Additional funds released for renovations of Lanakila Homes

An additional $7.5 million in funding for renovations at Lanakila Homes has been released by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, according to a memo from State Senator Gilbert Kahele's office.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The funds will go towards renovations of the existing structures and buildings that are in urgent need of repair and maintenance, the memo says.

"Appropriating the proper funds and financial support for Lanakila Homes has always been one of my top priorities," said Senator Kahele, "I am glad that the Governor has released CIP funds specifically to address and improve the critical conditions at Lanakila Homes and finally assist those in need with decent and affordable housing."

Lanakila Homes have sat vacant in decrepit conditions for years.   Once the project is completed, it is expected to serve as public housing for families in need.

The Abercrombie Administration is dedicated to accelerating Hawaii's economic recovery through a broad-ranged series of capital improvement actions called the New Day Work Projects.

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