BIA Hawaii to present 2nd annual 'Houseless in Honolulu' summit

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will hold its second "Houseless in Honolulu" Summit on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in the Pomaikai Ballroom at Dole Cannery from 7:30 a.m. to Noon.  The Summit will address the issues and concerns over the lack of housing in Honolulu, along with solutions to this crisis.

This year's Summit,  "STILL Houseless in Honolulu," will focus panel discussions on the economic benefits from increased housing production, and discuss the steps that we as a State need to take in order to make  policy changes  to increase the supply of housing at all price points.

The City's draft Affordable Housing Strategy states: "The marketplace is not building enough affordable housing to keep up with demand.  Many people live in overcrowded homes, spend more than 45% of their incomes on combined housing and transportation costs, or are homeless and living on the streets.

Gladys Quinto Marrone, Chief Executive Officer at BIA-Hawaii said, "A severe lack of housing supply, at all price points, is a huge factor in our high median home prices.  Our Summit focuses on solutions so the next generation can afford to stay in Hawaii and invest in our communities."

The summit cost is $95.00 for BIA-Hawaii members and partner organizations, $45.00 for students (must show identification), and non-members and walk-ins $125.00.

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