STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2132

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 898

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 898, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO KUPUNA HOUSING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Temporarily expand the State Rent Supplement Program to specifically target qualified individuals who are sixty-two years of age or older and are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless;

 

(2) Require the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to submit annual reports regarding the State Rent Supplemental Program for Kupuna to the Legislature; and

 

(3) Appropriate funds for the State Rent Supplement Program for Kupuna.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Executive Office on Aging, AARP Hawaii, Partners in Care, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, Kupuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and fifteen individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the State Procurement Office and Chamber of Sustainable Commerce.

 

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. 898, 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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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair