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New visitor tax could help first-time homebuyers

If providing housing to Maui residents is a priority, then perhaps a portion of the county’s new visitor tax should go into a fund that helps first-time homebuyers with limited income toward purchasing a house.

We all know that the tourist industry is a major reason for the rising price of homes on Maui. It’s one way of beginning to help to equalize the situation so that we have a stable, healthy market of young families.

Gary Kubota

Maui Meadows

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