Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001432617-01
Public Hearings

Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing Regarding Hawaii’s Application for Funding through the Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Office of Planning and Sustainable Development (OPSD) is inviting the public to provide comments from October 3, 2023, through October 18, 2023, about an application for the Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO Housing) grant provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant is focused on identifying and eliminating barriers to affordable housing. The State of Hawaii is applying to request $9.9 million in funding to increase infrastructure capacity, the state’s number one obstacle to building affordable housing. The proposal seeks to remove that barrier at five key projects statewide, unlocking the production of at least 10,800 new housing units. OPSD is leading the effort and receiving public comments from October 3, 2023, through October 18, 2023, by 4:30 P.M. (HST). More information about the PRO Housing grant, the State of Hawai’i’s application, and public hearing notice can be found at https://governor.hawaii.gov/housing/.

The in-person and virtual public hearing will be on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 1:30 PM (HST), Hawaii Housing Finance Development Corporation, 677 Queen Street, #300, Honolulu, Hawai’i, 96813.

To join on your computer or mobile app: https://zoom.us/join and enter the meeting ID: 891 7282 6626; Passcode: 849424

Call in (audio only): 1-253-205-0468, enter the meeting ID meeting ID: 891 7282 6626; Passcode: 849424

The State of Hawai’i’s PRO Housing application is available:

Online: https://governor.hawaii.gov/housing/


1. Will be made available October 18, 2023, at 1:00 PM (HST) at the
in-person public hearing location; and
2. May be obtained prior to the public hearing by contacting the Housing Team at
(808) 586-0034 or gov.housing@hawaii.gov

To be considered, written public comments must be postmarked or emailed by Wednesday, October 18, 2023. Please email gov.housing.testimony@hawaii.gov with the subject line "2023 PRO Housing Funding Application" or mail comments to:

U.S. Postal Mail
Housing Team
c/o Office of the Governor
415 S. Beretania Street, Suite 415
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Individuals requiring special assistance or auxiliary aids or services should contact the Housing Team at 808-586-0034 or gov.housing@hawaii.gov by Wednesday, October 11, 2023, so that arrangements can be made.

Do you need help in another language? We will get you a free interpreter. Send a request to gov.housing@hawaii.gov or Call 808-586-0034 to tell us which language you speak.

Makemake ‘oe i kokua i pili kekahi ‘olelo o na ‘aina ‘e? Makemake la maua i ki’i ‘oe mea unuhi manuahi. E ho’ouna mai i ka noi i ka helu gov.housing@hawaii.gov a i ‘ole e Kelepona i ka helu 808-586-0034 no ka ha’i mai ia makou i kau ‘olelo ma’a.

Masapulyo kadi ti tulong iti sabali a pagsasao? Ikkandakayo iti libre nga paraipatarus. Mangipaw-it ti kiddaw iti gov.housing@hawaii.gov wenno Tawagan iti 808-586-0034 tapno maibagam kadakami no ania a lengguahe ti sasaoem.

¿Necesita ayuda en otro idioma? Nosotros le ayudaremos a conseguir un intérprete gratuito. Envíe una solicitud a la dirección gov.housing@hawaii.gov o llame al teléfono 808-586-0034 para indicarnos qué idioma habla.
(SA/TGI/HTH/WHT1432617 10/3/23)