STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2532
RE: S.B. No. 2951
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Housing and Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2951 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SHORT-TERM RENTAL ASSISTANCE,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to help alleviate homelessness in Hawaii by establishing the short-term rental assistance fund and the short-term rental assistance program.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and one individual. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committees find that Hawaii has a state rent supplement program that helps to prevent homelessness. Your Committees further find that in addition to the state rent supplement program, there are residents who only need rental assistance for a short period of time. This measure establishes the short-term rental assistance program and fund to aid those Hawaii residents who need rental assistance for a short period of time.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Housing and Human Services that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2951 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Housing and Human Services,
RUSSELL E. RUDERMAN, Chair
STANLEY CHANG, Chair