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Appropriation for affordable housing is commendable

After reading Council Member Tasha Kama’s report in The Maui News on the funding of affordable housing, (“Council’s 3 Minutes,” June 23), I find it commendable that the council is setting aside 4 percent of the real property tax for affordable housing. Few taxpayers would quibble with the appropriation for affordable housing if it does not increase the current property tax.

I’m a bit curious however, as to what the council defines as “affordable housing” in terms of where it’s located, what these apartments or homes look like and what they will cost.

Martin DuPont

Makawao