We believe that a community’s well-being is tied to the health of its economy. We will advocate for paths that lead to sustainable communities and healthy natural and social environments for our keiki.
A keiki’s living environment impacts their ability to learn. Many families are struggling to survive as the price of housing increases year after year. Every child deserves a home where they can grow and thrive.
Finding a Home Shouldn’t Be a Burden
Housing is a Hawai‘i family’s greatest expense, averaging $1,362/month for a 2 bedroom apartment.1
57% of Hawai‘i renters and 30% of homeowners were housing burdened in 2015, meaning they spent at least 30% of their income on housing.2
Hawai‘i’s rate of homelessness is nearly 3X the national average.3
How we support housing Hawai‘i’s families:
1 Aloha United Way. “ALICE: A Study of Financial hardship in Hawai‘i.” (2017): 29, 63.
3 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.” https://www.hudexchange.info/homelessness-assistance/ahar/#2018-reports.