STAND. COM. REP. NO.  689

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 766

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 766, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to meet the increasing demand for housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income households by appropriating funds to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation for the construction of micro apartment housing units.

 

     The Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness, PHOCUSED, Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc., Hawaii Catholic Conference, League of Women Voters, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, The CHOW Project, Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, Partners In Care, Big Island Substance Abuse Council, and a concerned individual supported this measure.  The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, Hawaii Association of Realtors, and Building Industry Association of Hawaii provided comments.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 766, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair