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Bring Workers Home Regional Forum on Workforce Housing--Honolulu, HI--October 12, 2010

Bring Workers Home Regional Forum on Workforce Housing--Honolulu, HI--October 12, 2010



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  • History of Founding: Formed after a Nov 2005 Conference on the: Cost of Housing in High Cost Areas sponsored by HUD Two conferences in 2007 Conference planned for Feb/Mar 2011 on: Vision of Housing in 2020 Commitments from Community Enterprise Foundation and Michaels Development Awaiting keynote speaker confirmation from HUD DeptySecty Ron Sims
  • Area Median Income and the ability (lack thereof) to buy:2010 AMI for a family of 4 = $81,700.If 30% spent on shelter = $24,510 or $2,042/mo. If median sales price is $600,000 - requires income of $145,000 assuming 10% down at 4.5% for 30 yrs. Equals about 180% of the AMI (family of four).At $81,700 can qualify for loan of $310,500 assuming 4.5% for 30yrs and taxes and insurance of $4,000/yr. (Assumes no debt and no down payment)Results:At $81,700 may qualify to purchase a condo or home in some suburban areas.
  • Remind the audience here of the cost of the apartment (they can’t see last slide!)2010 Hawaii 2 bdm apt FMR = $1,610
  • Hawaii Challenges:World Marketplace – everyone wants to live here.Lack of Infrastructure – roads, water, sewer – particularly for urban redevelopment. (Is TOD a savior?)Limited entitled land.High cost of land.High cost of construction and materials.Limited Funding.No political will.
  • In 2006 the Joint Legislative Housing and Homeless Task Force in its report to the Hawaii State Legislature had this to say: “Hawaii’s affordable housing problems have reached crisis proportions and will worsen unless all levels of government and the private sector work in partnership to implement bold and effective measures to address the housing needs of our residents.” Short 22,000 housing units for working families earning less than 80% ($76,000 for a family of 4) of the AMI.Housing Crisis extends to moderate-income families (95% of AMI) for first time in Hawaii’s history.Significant barriers to development of homes for those at 95% and below are the high cost of land and the lack of infrastructure.Current ChallengesThe economy: State and Counties struggling to balance budgets = limited or no funds available for infrastructure improvements that enable the production of Housing.The economy: Balanced budget = limited support of housing subsidy programs.Housing Hawaii Funding: Need more members and grant opportunities to fund staff to expand outreach.
  • www.housinghawaii.orgPlease join with us in promoting the need for affordable housing in Hawaii!

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  • The Growing Cost of Place Why Workforce Housing Matters in Hawai`i
    Presented by Kevin Carney, President of Housing Hawai`i
    2010 Regional Forum on Workforce Housing
    Hosted by the National Association of Realtors and the National Housing Conference
  • Housing Hawai`i
    501(C)3 nonprofit
    Formed in 2006
  • Goals
    Preserve & Increase the number of:
    1. Affordable Homes (Single Family/Condo)
    2. Affordable Rental Homes
  • 10/12/2010
    “Affordable Housing”
    A Definition:
    Housing is affordable when you pay no more than 30% of your income for housing, including utilities!
  • 10/12/2010
    Affordable Housing vs Workforce Housing – Is There a Difference?
    Area Median Income:
    Honolulu – Family of Four
  • 10/12/2010
    Affordable Homeownership
    2010 AMI Family of Four -- $81,700
    “Affordable Housing” for this Family: $2,042 a month
    Median Home Sales Price: $600,000
    Income Requirement: $145,000
    AMI Requirement: 180% AMI
    100% AMI Family – Can Qualify for $310,500 Loan
  • 2010 Honolulu Incomes and Ability to Buy
    $600,000 Median Priced Home
    Source: National Housing Conference – Paycheck to Paycheck
  • 10/12/2010
    Affordable Rental Homes
    2010 Fair Market Rent - 2 Bedroom: $1,610
    Income Requirement: $64,396 or $31/hr
    Hawai’i Renters Average Wage: $12.89/hr
    To “Afford” This Apartment: 96 hours a week!
    Minimum Wage: $7.25/hr
    To “Afford” This Apartment: 171 hours a week!
    Affordable Rent for Minimum Wage Earner: $377
  • 2010 Honolulu Hourly Wages vs. Wage to Afford 2 Bedroom Apartment
    Source: National Housing Conference – Paycheck to Paycheck
  • 10/12/2010
    Hawaii’s Housing Cost Challenges:
    World Marketplace Lack of Infrastructure Limited entitled land
    High cost of landHigh cost of construction and materialsLimited fundingPolitical will
  • State Legislature Acknowledges Housing Crisis
    Shortfall: 22,000 Affordable Units for Families Earning Less than 80% AMI
    Reach: Housing Crisis Extends to Moderate-Income Families -- 95% of AMI
    Barriers: High Cost of Land and the Lack of Infrastructure
  • 10/12/2010
    Housing Hawai`i Efforts:
    Advocacy: Development of New Affordable Homes for Purchase and Rent
    Preservation of Existing Affordable Rental Homes
    Track Proposed Legislation
    Keep the Conversation Alive!
    Please join with us in promoting the need for affordable housing in Hawai`i!