6/16/2022

Mixed reactions over hotel proposed for Honoluluʻs Chinatown

Ikenakea Development touts its $127 million project as a vision for revitalizing a deteriorating district, and an opportunity to provide 100 full-time local jobs. 

"Bringing in 150,000 people annually to participate in the different restaurants as well as the ones we're going to develop is exciting," Kali Watson of Ikenakea Development said. 

5/1/2022

Focus On: Kihei, Hawaii

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits - Volume XIII - Issue V May 2022

Spotlight on Hale O Piʻikea Affordable Rental Housing Development

4/18/2022

NIMBY Vs YIMBY: Should Hawaii Make It Easier To Build Affordable Housing?

Civil Beat: A bill dubbed the “Yes In My Backyard Act” would create a working group to develop a plan to reduce regulatory barriers and improve community outreach.

12/16/2021

New hotel, affordable housing proposed in Honolulu's Chinatown

Pacific Business News

12/16/2021

New hotel, affordable housing proposed in Honolulu's Chinatown

Pacific Business News

12/10/2021

Chinatown may get more affordable housing for older adults, plus a hotel.

Honolulu Civl Beat

10/7/2021

Affordable Housing Project in Moiliili Advances

Pacific Business News

10/6/2021

Old housing in Moiliili cleared for affordable midrise

Star Advertiser: With a long-standing but soon-to-be-uprooted tangerine tree as a backdrop, a small piece of a Moiliili neighborhood was blessed Tuesday for a big addition of affordable housing.

10/6/2021

Groundbreaking Held for Moiliili Affordable Senior Project Honolulu

Gov. David Ige and Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. Executive Director Denise Iseri-Matsubara joined the development team of Hoʻokahua Development LLC at a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the 105-unit Hale Makana O Moiʻiliʻili affordable senior rental housing project.

9/3/2021

Here's An Affordable Housing Plan That's Already Working

Civil Beat: South Maui’s Hale O Piikea (Phase I) — an example of affordable housing proposed under the new county plan — would consist of two four-story buildings housing 90 living units, for Maui residents earning 60% or below of the county’s average median income. 

8/23/2021

Affordable senior housing complex set to rise in Moiliili

Star Advertiser: The planned six-story apartment building with 105 residences is expected to take 17 months to build, and is the product of a more than 2-year-old effort led by the local nonprofit affordable-housing development firm Hawaiian Community Development Board in partnership with 3 Leaf Holdings Inc.

7/7/2021

Developers propose building a 15-story hotel in Chinatown

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Developers are proposing to build a 15-story hotel in a Chinatown parking lot located on 120 Nimitz Highway. They said it could help grow the economy in the area.

3/21/2021

90-unit affordable rental project gets nod from committee

The Maui News: The Maui County Council’s Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee voted 9-0 Wednesday to recommend the funds, which would go to the Hawaiian Community Development Board to purchase about 9 acres at Piikea Avenue and Liloa Drive.

01/20/2021

Move-ins start at new affordable rental complex on Oahu's Leeward Coast

About 22 families have started to move in to Hale O Makana Maili, a 52-unit affordable rental project for low-income tenants in Leeward Oahu that spurred protest and a lawsuit from neighboring residents as well as a new city rule that could affect all affordable housing projects on Oahu going forward.

01/19/2021

Opening of Hale Makana O Mai'li

Hale Makana O Ma’ili, a 52 unit multi-family affordable rental housing project, hosted a small blessing on Friday with internal development team members as tenants have begun moving in. The $22.7 million affordable housing project is expected to provide a safe, secure transitional and long-term rental housing option for families in the leeward community.

01/01/2020

A New Vision for Affordable Housing.

Kali Watson and Patti Barbee share an extraordinary vision for getting Hawaiians into housing, and together they are making it happen. Watson and Barbee operate the Hawaiian Community Development Board (HCDB), with Watson, HCDB’s founder, serving as President and CEO, and Barbee serving as Senior Vice President.

11/21/2019

Nanakuli Village Center, a dream years in the making, becomes a reality.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Nanakuli Village Center has jumped off the drawing board, going from blueprints to buildings.

10/4/2019

Developer helps Hawaiian community with affordable housing

Kali Watson’s career as an affordable housing developer pre-dates the establishment of the Hawaiian Community Development Board, the nonprofit he helped start 19 years ago to help the Native Hawaiian community with housing.

8/30/2019

Bill in Congress would boost affordable housing tax credit by 50%

A bill introduced in Congress this year would increase the amount of low-income housing tax credits allocated to each state by 50% over the current levels, which could have meant another $8 million in equity financing for an affordable rental project that broke ground in Kapolei this week.

7/12/2019

State backs affordable-housing towers

A state agency is inclined to provide $130 million for a developer to build two apartment towers near Aloha Stadium for low-income households despite contentious community meetings over much of the project earlier this year.

4/40/2019

Longs Drugs opening Makaha store, preps to start on new Nanakuli shopping center

CVS is opening its newest Hawaii Longs Drugs store in Makaha this weekend, and construction of the $20 million Longs Drugs-anchored Nanakuli Village Center, which will also have an urgent-care clinic and a dialysis facility as well as other retail and restaurant tenants, is set to start in the next couple of weeks.