STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1102
RE: H.B. No. 907
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 907, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to repeal the Down Payment Loan Assistance Program and the Homebuyers' Club Program.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.
Your Committee finds that the Down Payment Loan Assistance Program, established in 1995, and the Homebuyers' Club Program, established in 1993, are old, obsolete, and not cost-effective. Moreover, these programs are no longer necessary as nonprofit entities and financial institutions operate successful programs that accomplish the same goals. This measure repeals both programs.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 907, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,
STANLEY CHANG, Chair