STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1974

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 471

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

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:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(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, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Council Member Representing the Hawaii County Council, Mayor of Hawaii County, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Hawaiian Humane Society, HOPE Services Hawaii, 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,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair