How do we solve Maui’s housing crisis?
What IS affordable?
What kind of homes does our community need?
Where should housing be developed?
How can we improve Maui’s workforce housing policies?
 
Community meetings will be held for Maui residents as part of Maui County’s Comprehensive Affordable Housing plan, for the building of 5,000 units of affordable housing over the next 5 years.
 
All meetings will take place 6:00pm to 7:30pm on their scheduled date. If you are Maui County resident and are interested in registering for a meeting in your community, find registration information below.
 
Makawao-Pukalani-Kula
Tues, Jan 5th
Housing Policy Workshop
 
Hāna
Tues, Jan 12th,
Housing Policy Workshop
 
Lānaʻi
Thurs, Jan 14th
Housing Policy Workshop
 
Kīhei-Makena
Tues, Jan 19th
Housing Policy Workshop
 
West Maui
Tues, Jan 26th
Housing Policy Workshop
 
Molokaʻi
Tues, Feb 2nd
Housing Policy Workshop
 
Pāʻia-Haʻikū
Tues, Feb 9th
Housing Policy Workshop
 
Kīhei-Makena
Tues, Feb 16th
Housing Development Workshop
 
West Maui
Tues, Feb 23rd
Housing Development Workshop
 
Meetings will be limited to 100 attendees and held via Zoom to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Community area residents will be able to participate through online and phone call-in options with feedback managed through chat functions and facilitated discussion.
Akakū will partner with Hawaii Community Assets (HCSA to play the community meetings live on Akakū Green Channel 53. Meetings will also be recorded and played through March 2021 to allow for County residents to view at a later time. Community members who attend the meetings online or view on Akakū will be provided information on how to share their feedback via a website dedicated to the Maui housing plan.
 
HCA was awarded a contract from the County of Maui in November to develop the comprehensive affordable housing plan that will come before the County Council for review in March 2021 and approval in June 2021. HCA is the lead organization for the project and has assembled a team of experts including Ms. Feiteira, PBR Hawaii and Associates, Austin, Tsutsumi, and Associates, the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, and Stanley Keasling Consulting.
 
“The plan will promote smart growth development as the right path to 5,000 affordable homes in 5 years. Following ‘smart growth’ principles, we will be engaging community, looking at a variety of housing and policy options, and focusing on density and in-fill housing development near public transportation to the greatest extent possible. Our approach will help maximize the use of available infrastructure so we can reduce housing costs on our local families while at same time keeping the country, country,” said HCA Executive Director, Jeff Gilbreath. “We mahalo the County, Akakū, and our team of experts for their partnership and look forward to working with community to create a plan that will put affordable housing development front-and-center as a COVID economic recovery strategy.”