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Affordable Micro-Housing on the Rise in Honolulu

In a first for the island state, a partnership effort has initiated the construction of affordable units in Honolulu averaging 300 square feet apiece.
August 21, 2018, 1pm PDT | Philip Rojc | @PhilipRojc
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Last month, Hawaii officials broke ground on what will be the state's first affordable micro-housing complex. Olivia Peterkin writes, "Dubbed Nohona Hale, the affordable housing complex will feature units that are about 300 square-feet, and will be the first micro-affordable housing unit of its kind in Hawaii."

Peterkin goes on, "Nohona Hale will have 110 rental units, with proposed rents ranging from $500 to $995 a month, for qualified applicants." It's set to be completed in January of 2020.

The 14-story tower is located in Kaka'ako, a district that has recently seen its share of tensions around homelessness. As Timothy A. Schuler reported earlier this year for Next City, the spread of homelessness encampments had previously led authorities to close Kaka’ako Waterfront Park "indefinitely."

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Published on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Hawaii News Now
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