Since early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected individuals, families, and communities in unprecedented ways requiring difficult but tough leadership decisions.
We need a robust economic recovery now. It will require work and ingenuity but must be done. There is a window of opportunity to lay the groundwork for major economic diversification at this time.
Hawaii consistently ranks among the highest per-capita homelessness rates in the nation on par with cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
Hawaii has changed. It is not the place we know and love. Many live with the fear that it has become more difficult than ever to protect our homes, families, and children.
Making housing affordable is a keystone in my vision to create a place where Hawaii’s families can live for generations to come. We especially need housing for working residents.
We need to focus on measures that will alleviate financial burdens on families to create a more affordable place where families can live for generations to come.