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TWO TEAMS SHARE TOP HONORS AT HAWAII ANNUAL CODE CHALLENGE

Solutions tackling state challenges involving homelessness and jail facility visitation received top honors at the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) Judging and Awards Ceremony, held today at the Aloha Tower Marketplace

MEDIA TOURS OF FAMILY ASSESSMENT CENTER IN KAKAAKO – TODAY, 9/15/16 @ 10:30 AM

>WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 16, 2016) - (RealEstateRama) -- WHAT: Preview the newly completed Family Assessment Center (The converted HCDA maintenance shed in Kaka‘ako to be...

Governor extends emergency homeless proclamation

Gov. David Y. Ige today signed a fifth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until August of this year. The supplemental proclamation provides an additional 60 days in which to continue the state’s cross-sector collaboration and coordinated efforts with the counties.

GOVERNOR DAVID IGE EXTENDS EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION ON HOMELESSNESS THROUGH JUNE

Gov. David Y. Ige today signed a fourth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until late June of this year. The supplemental proclamation allows the state to continue its coordinated efforts with the counties to create short- and long-term housing projects statewide

HUD Secretary to Schatz: Hawai‘i Will Get ‘Fair Share’ of Federal Resources to Address...

During an appropriations hearing today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julian Castro, to recognize the need for resources to support homeless families in Hawai‘i and address the housing shortage. In response, Secretary Castro pledged that Hawai‘i would receive its “fair share” of federal resources and reiterated his commitment to addressing homelessness in Hawai‘i.

HAWAI‘I SECURES FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR MEDICAID-HOUSING AGENCY PARTNERSHIP

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state has been selected to participate in the collaborative and highly competitive Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) beginning Apr. 2016. As a participant, Hawai‘i will focus on expanding Medicaid involvement in and support for the state’s housing and homelessness initiatives

TAKAI VOTES TO STREAMLINE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Congressman Mark Takai voted in favor of the bi-partisan Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 3700), which makes basic reforms to housing assistance programs so that more can benefit from these programs.

Governor expands homeless response efforts

Gov. David Y. Ige today signed a second supplemental proclamation that allows the state to continue its coordinated efforts with the counties to provide emergency shelter, long-term housing and services to those without homes.

Homeless Initiative Bills and Budget Amendment Sent to County Council

As part of Maui County's ongoing efforts to address issues and concerns related to the homeless community, Mayor Alan Arakawa transmitted five bills and a budget amendment to the Maui County Council last week.

Senators Schatz, Kaine, Collins, Murray Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Help Prevent Youth Homelessness &...

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) introduced legislation to help prevent youth homelessness, improve support services and housing for youth and families, and help ensure children are raised in supportive, stable households

Hirono & Boozman Introduce Legislation To Keep Veterans Housing Programs Alive

Senators Mazie K. Hirono and John Boozman (R-AR), members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced legislation Thursday to authorize federal homeless veteran programs for the next fiscal year. The Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act would reauthorize seven Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Labor programs for the next fiscal year.

HAWAI‘I CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION ANNOUNCES $2.1 MILLION TO ASSIST HOMELESS VETERANS IN HAWAI‘I

Today, the Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded $2,118,174 in two grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help curb veterans’ homelessness in Hawai‘i.

LEADERSHIP TEAM ON HOMELESSNESS MAKING PROGRESS AS MORE FAMILIES LEAVE KAKAAKO

Another 13 people moved out of the Kakaako encampment on Thursday, September 3rd, bringing to 56 the total number of homeless campers who have transitioned from Kakaako to homeless shelters around O‘ahu since August 7, 2015

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN THE STATE’S HOMELESSNESS PROGRAM STAFFING AND PROGRESS ON SHORT-TERM...

Gov. David Ige today announced that Harold Brackeen III will join the homeless programs office on September 1 where he will assist with the administration of state and federal grants for shelters, outreach and other program activities. Brackeen is currently a program specialist with the department of human services, social services division. Prior to joining DHS, he was a housing director at Alternative Structures International and also served as a program coordinator with Hale Kipa, a program serving Hawai‘i’s youth

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HGIA INVITES PROPOSALS TO FINANCE CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS

The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA) today announced its Open Solicitation for Financing Arrangements — a call for proposals from clean energy developers, financiers, and other industry participants seeking Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) fund support for clean energy projects in the State of Hawaii.

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Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns

The Department of Finance, Real Property Assessment Division, would like to remind homeowners that due to a change in requirements, those residents who have qualified for exemptions in the past must now file a state resident income tax form or risk being disqualified