STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1737
RE: H.C.R. No. 183
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 183 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TO CONVENE A MULTIAGENCY WORKING GROUP TO IDENTIFY SITES THAT HAVE THE COLLECTIVE CAPACITY TO ACCOMMODATE TEN THOUSAND NEW HOMES PER YEAR, FOR THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development to convene a multiagency working group to identify sites that have the collective capacity to accommodate ten thousand new homes per year for the next fifty years.
Your Committee finds that there is a severe shortage of affordable housing in the State. The Hawaii State Planning Act states that the planning for housing shall be directed toward providing greater opportunities for Hawaii's people to secure safe, sanitary, and livable homes in a suitable location and a reasonable price. Your Committee further finds that the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, Hawaii Community Development Authority, Hawaii Public Housing Authority, and Office of Planning and Sustainable Development work closely to coordinate the provision of housing. This measure seeks to achieve the Hawaii State Planning Act's goal for housing by requesting a collaborative study to identify sites that can accommodate a large number of new homes.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 183 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,
TROY N. HASHIMOTO, Chair