STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1974
RE: S.B. No. 471
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 471, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Appropriate funds to homeless programs, including outreach, rapid re-housing, housing first, family assessment centers, and diversion programs and the Coordinated Statewide Homelessness Initiative; and
(2) Establish a long-term rental assistance pilot program for individuals over sixty years old.
The Judiciary, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Council Member Representing the Hawai‘i County Council, Mayor of Hawai‘i County, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Hawaiian Humane Society, HOPE Services Hawai‘i, ALEA Bridge, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health testified in opposition to this measure. The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Department of Human Services, Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Aloha United Way, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Partners In Care, and Hawaii Kai Homeless Task Force offered comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 471, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair