STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1294

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.C.R. No. 36

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 36 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS TO PROVIDE A STATUS UPDATE ON KUKUI'OLA VILLAGE AND WORK WITH THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS TO FURTHER FUND THE KA LAMAKU SHELTER UNTIL THE CONSTRUCTION OF KUKUI'OLA VILLAGE IS COMPLETED,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness to provide a status update on the Kukuiola Village construction, and to coordinate with the Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness to secure additional funding for the Ka Lamaku shelter until construction of the Kukuiola Village is completed.

 

Your Committee did not receive testimony on this measure.

 

Your Committee finds that the Legislature allocated funding to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and Ohana Zones initiative to help the State gain momentum in its struggle against homelessness. Your Committee further finds that in November 2019, the County of Hawaii submitted the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (FEA-FONSI) for Kukuiola Village, allowing the project to move forward. Your Committee also finds that in September 2020, the County of Hawaii blessed the future Kukuiola Village site at a groundbreaking ceremony; however, the Ka Lamaku temporary homeless emergency shelter should remain funded while the construction of Kukuiola Village progresses and until its completion.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 36, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 36, S.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,

 

 

 

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JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair