Nonprofit seeks input on housing plan
Hawaiian Community Assets will hold a series of meetings in April to get public input on a draft housing plan the nonprofit has developed for Maui County.
The Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan outlines a strategy for bringing 5,000 units to Central, South and West Maui through a $1.6 billion effort that would include major overhauls to the county’s policies and approach.
Hawaiian Community Assets spent three months gathering community feedback on the plan, with more than 1,000 residents engaged and 256 surveys received, before presenting it to the Maui County Council’s Affordable Housing Committee on March 23.
The nonprofit now plans to go back out to the community to discuss ways to strengthen the recommendations that participants brought forward. It will also share resources that can immediately help local families with housing. The topics and meeting dates are as follows:
• Family and community resource management, 6 p.m. today.
• Make home possible, 6 p.m. April 13.
• Make home affordable, 6 p.m. April 20.
• Build communities, 6 p.m. April 26.
To view the presentation or to sign up for the virtual meetings, visit www.mauihousingplan.org.