THE SENATE

S.C.R. NO.

36

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 


WHEREAS, in 2018, 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 with homelessness; and

 

WHEREAS, Kukuiola emergency shelter and Village 9 Affordable Rental Community (Kukuiola Village) was the first project approved under the State's Ohana Zone; and

 

WHEREAS, 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; and

 

WHEREAS, in September 2020, the County of Hawaii blessed the future Kukuiola Village site at a groundbreaking ceremony; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2021, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Office of the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness is requested to provide a status update regarding Kukuiola Village; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Coordinator on Homelessness and the Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness are urged to fund the Ka Lamaku temporary houseless shelter until the construction of Kukuiola Village is completed; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness and the Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Report Title:

Shelter Capacity; West Hawaii's Houseless Population