Priced Out Of Paradise

  Hong Kong’s affordable housing crisis makes Oahu look like paradise

The latest international housing data shows the average Hong Kong resident has to pay almost 21 times their annual income to buy an average home. Because of that, many residents are living in subdivided apartment units or "cage homes."

  ‘A no-brainer’: Thousands on Big Island now eligible for big discounts on produce

  Program that helps cover costs of kupuna care faces uncertain future

  State wants to build huge affordable housing projects with units on 99-year leases

  Poll: Hawaii residents say they’re buckling under strain of state’s high cost of living

City report: Oahu’s housing shortage on pace to ease significantly by 2030

Oahu highrise to be converted into affordable housing units

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Governor’s plan would boost minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024

Relative to wages, Honolulu’s rents are second-least affordable in nation

Oahu’s housing market is starting to see something that’s been missing for a while: Balance

Hawaii’s population declined for a second year. The reason: People leaving for the mainland

Is the housing market finally cooling off? Maybe

Hawaii ranks among the worst on Forbes ‘Best States for Business’ list

  Hawaii ranks no. 2 for highest down payment percentage

The analysis found that the average down payment in the islands is nearly $70,000.

HECO disputes analysis that ranks Hawaii first in the nation for utility costs

Hawaii’s highest average cost for utilities was thanks to high electricity cost.

  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

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

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

Public invited to meeting to discuss west Kauai affordable housing project

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

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

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.