STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1015
RE: S.R. No. 36
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.R. No. 36 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS AND PROVIDE DATA ON THE NUMBER OF DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS BENEFICIARIES WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR AND NEED HOUSING IN EACH COUNTY, BY INCOME CLASSIFICATION, AND UNIT TYPE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to conduct an analysis and provide data on the number of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries who have applied for and need housing in each county, by income classification and unit type.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Your Committee finds that the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is mandated to fulfill its purpose by providing housing for native Hawaiian beneficiaries. A 2019 Hawaii Housing Planning Study was conducted on behalf of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation on the housing needs of Hawaii residents by area median income (income classification), preference for ownership or rental of housing (preferred tenancy), and single- or multi-family unit (unit type) per county, but did not specifically include the housing needs of Hawaiian homes beneficiaries. Therefore, your Committee believes that the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands should perform an analysis and provide data on the number of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries who have applied for and need housing in each county, categorized by income classification and preferred unit type.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that fewer than ten thousand homesteads have been resettled;
(2) Providing that the data requested is for the needed housing units by income classification broken down for the counties and State from 2021-2025; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 36, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 36, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs,
MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair