HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 14, 2016

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2563, SD1

(SSCR2741)

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.

Makes the projects of the Hawaii public housing authority eligible for grants from the rental housing revolving fund. Makes the Hawaii public housing authority eligible for the lease of land from the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation at token lease rent. Revises the preferences and priorities for the funding of projects from the rental housing revolving fund. (SD1)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2565

(SSCR2646)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Repeals the state housing sales program of the Hawaii public housing authority.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2998, SD2

(SSCR2699)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Appropriates funds for plans, design, construction, equipment, and development for the renovation, improvement, upgrade, and development of the Hawaii public housing authority's facilities statewide. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2343, SD1

(SSCR2638)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Prohibits any county and the Hawaii public housing authority from disqualifying a legal nonconforming dwelling unit from the housing choice voucher program if the unit meets zoning and building code requirements and other program standards for health and safety. (SD1)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2833, SD2

(SSCR2712)

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Increases funding for affordable rental housing development by making the state low-income housing tax credit more valuable. Reduces state tax credit period from ten to five years. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2823

(SSCR2636)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors to set the salary of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Executive Director in an amount not to exceed the salary of the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Effective 7/1/2016.

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2566, SD1

(SSCR2635)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Transfers excess moneys from the rental assistance revolving fund to the rental housing revolving fund. (SD1)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2561, SD2

(SSCR2815)

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.

Establishes a goal of developing or vesting the development of at least 22,500 affordable rental housing units ready for occupancy between 01/01/17 and 12/31/26. Establishes a temporary special action team on rental housing to recommend actions by the governor, legislature, and other parties to achieve the goal. Places the team under the lieutenant governor's office for administrative purposes and designates the lieutenant governor as special action team chair. Makes an appropriation. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2570, SD2

(SSCR2806)

Status

RELATING TO THE RAPID RE-HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Requires DHS to establish a rapid re-housing assistance program to move homeless families or individuals into permanent housing as quickly as possible and achieve stability in that housing. Requires the program to be designed and operated to qualify for federal emergency shelter grants. Expands definition of "homeless" as applied to DHS' homeless programs. Appropriates general funds for fiscal year 2016-17. Effective 1/1/2017. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Chair