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Aug 11

Chair's 3 Minutes: Council authorizes funds for affordable-housing projects

Posted to Council Chair Gladys Baisa by Office of Council Services

Published in The Maui News August 3, 2014
By GLADYS C. BAISA, for The Maui News

Thanks to recent County Council action, more affordable housing units may soon become available on Maui.

The council authorized more than $11.7 million for affordable-housing projects by approving three budget amendments. The funding will facilitate development of the county's 56-unit Kulamalu project Upcountry, a 12-lot development at Kahoma Village in Lahaina by Na Hale O Maui, and the 16-unit Kahawai condominium in Wailuku by Habitat for Humanity.


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Jan 06

Chair's 3 Minutes: Committee to consider fast-track affordable housing on Front Street

Posted to Council Vice-Chair Robert Carroll by Office of Council Services

The County Council's Land Use Committee has scheduled a site inspection for Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Front Street next to Lahaina Cannery Mall to view the proposed Kahoma Village affordable housing project.

Kahoma Village Project


Following the site inspection, the committee will deliberate the matter in the Council Chambers at 1:30 p.m.

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Jun 06

PRESS RELEASE: Amendments to Maui Island Plan implementation program referred to committee

Posted to Councilmember Don Couch by Office of Council Services

WAILUKU, Hawaii – Amendments to the Maui Island Plan implementation program proposed by council members were referred to the Planning Committee at the June 6 council meeting, Councilmember Donald G. Couch, Jr. announced today.

“It took years of work and many hours of deliberation by volunteer board members, the council and its committees to finally get the Maui Island Plan fully enacted,” said Couch, who as chair of the Planning Committee presided over four meetings on the implementation program. “I thank the public for their valuable input.” 

Couch had proposed to include additional information on potential funding sources for infrastructure improvements in the plan. He also proposed considering changes in legislation relating to the county’s discretion on outdated documents and the role of the planning director in land use applications. 

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