HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

TIME:

9:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1679

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to give preference to persons residing in the zip code in which a low-income or elder housing project is constructed for the housing project's initial tenants or residents.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1957

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Increases the adjusted gross income eligibility cap for the income tax credit for low-income household renters from $30,000 to $50,000. Increases the amount used for calculating the credit from $50 to $200.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2066

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Creates a downpayment guarantee program for certain first-time homebuyers. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2182

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Allows the HHFDC to enter into public private partnerships with private sector entities to build affordable housing and reserves a portion of the housing units for the exclusive use of the employees of the private sector entity partner.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2470

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Directs the HPHA to convey a specified 15.418-acre parcel in Honokaa, Hawaii county, to HHFDC. Requires HHFDC to conduct a feasibility study to determine whether the parcel is suitable for residential development. Appropriates funds for the feasibility study.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2472

Status

RELATING TO SELF-HELP HOUSING.

Establishes the self-help homeownership housing revolving fund to provide for loans and project-related technical assistance grants to nonprofit housing development organizations to support the development of affordable homeownership housing projects under a self-help housing program. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2477

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to approve and certify for exemption from general excise taxes certain affordable housing projects once site control is obtained. Defines site control as the execution of any regulatory agreement between any qualified person or firm and any governmental entity for purposes of developing certain affordable housing projects.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2547

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Consolidates the administration of low- and moderate-income housing into a single program, to be managed by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Provides that the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation may adopt rules to allow owners to obtain home equity lines of credit, refinance their units, or pay their shared equity.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2629

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Requires the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to award funds no later than 60 days after the deadline to file a consolidated application or no later than 60 days after the filing of a duly submitted consolidated application if no deadline has been established by the corporation.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2687

Status

RELATING TO THE DOWNPAYMENT LOAN LOSS RESERVE PROGRAM.

Establishes a downpayment loan loss reserve program to address downpayment loan defaults under the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation's downpayment loan assistance program.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2721

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PUEO DEVELOPMENT, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for a master planned development proposed by Pueo Development, LLC.

 

HSG, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair