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To: Honolulu City Council, Kailua residents, Oahu residents

Keep Kailua Locals IN Kailua -- We need affordable housing in Kailua NOW!

Keep Kailua Locals IN Kailua -- We need affordable housing in Kailua NOW!

We need YOUR help! Sign our petition now to let the Honolulu City Councilmembers know that we support this project being built! Send this petition to your friends, family, and neighbors and ask them to join us by signing their name, too!

Why is this important?

We are a volunteer group of Kailua renters and homeowners working in association with Faith Action for Community Equity. We believe housing is a human right, and we are interested in ensuring affordable rentals for our low-income families, seniors and disabled on fixed incomes in Kailua. We believe Kawainui Affordable Rental Project to be a thoughtful and well-designed project.

No affordable rentals have been built in Kailua in over 30 years. It is time to work together to provide housing for all of those who make up the fabric of our community.

Many people throughout Kailua -- and beyond – have become passionately opposed to the Kawainui project. Most of this opposition is based on misinformation and disinformation. They have become very vocal and organized. We need to get accurate information out into the community.

Kawainui Affordable Rentals would consist of 73 units located at the corner of Kawainui St. and Oneawa St., the main street through the commercial district of Kailua. Ninety-five percent of the units would be for local families earning less than $72,300 per year, with monthly rents starting at $521 for 1-bedroom units and $598 for 2-bedroom units, depending on household income.

We need your help to:
• Counteract Myths with Facts;
• Contact family, friends and neighbors in Kailua to support this Affordable Rental Project;
• Ask people to email or call their City Council representatives before August 2 when the Zoning Committee meets to recommend this project to the full Council for a vote.

How it will be delivered

Email, word of mouth, community meetings, community organizing


Reasons for signing

  • My friend Noni was being pressured into giving up family land for years including by her then husband. Then that white ex tried to use their divorce to force her to sell that inherited land so he could get money from her, but it was never about money for her. That land was a part of her heritage and family and no one has the right to oust people from their own land and heritage. It's time we stop stealing Hawaiian land and forcing its people off their own homeland.
  • Everyone deserves a safe and functioning home. Withholding this is a terrible misdeed
  • Only 1 out of 4 income-eligible renters receive housing assistance. With COVID-19 leading to an increase in unemployment, even more income-eligible renters won't be receiving housing assistance in the coming years. According to the international human rights framework housing is a basic human right. It's about time we view housing as a right not a commodity, driven by the housing market.

Updates

2020-07-12 20:17:15 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-07-11 05:39:37 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-11 01:10:50 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-07-08 23:02:03 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-07-08 18:05:53 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-07-08 16:13:22 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-07-08 13:06:14 -0400

10 signatures reached