Tuesday, November 15, 2016
At the first “Houseless in Honolulu” summit in 2015, BIA-Hawaii identified some of the challenges we face as a community with the limited supply of housing at all price points. Schools, universities, and hospitals, etc. would be challenged to recruit and retain professionals that serve our communities to live and work in Hawaii. Since then, the median price of a home on Oahu reached $760,000 in June 2016.
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism reported that 25,847 new housing units are needed for Honolulu, 19,610 for Hawaii, 13,949 for Maui, and 5,287 for Kauai from 2015-2025.
While government’s own studies show the projected lack of supply of housing at all price points over the next ten years, no County-level acknowledgment of the problem and suggested possible solutions have yet emerged.
A new Moderator Round table will close out the summit by outlining takeaways.
Opening Speaker: Housing as an Economic Driver of the Economy
Robert Dietz, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President
Economics and Housing Policy, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Emcee: Rick Blangiardi, General Manager, Hawaii News Now
Economic Benefits from increased Housing Production
Moderator: Steve Petranik, Hawaii Business Magazine
Carl Bonham, Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
Robert Dietz, Ph.D., National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Luis P. Salaveria, Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)
Government’s Role in Increasing the Supply of Housing
Moderator: A. Kam Napier, Pacific Business News
Christine Camp, Avalon Development
Stanford Carr, Stanford Carr Development, LLC
Derek Lock, Downtown Capital LLC
Policy & Cultural Changes in Government to Increase the Supply of Housing
Moderator: Chad Blair, Civil Beat
Mayor Kirk Caldwell, (Invited)
Representative Derek S.K. Kawakami
Councilmember Ann Kobayashi, Budget Chair
Senator Jill N. Tokuda, Chair, Ways and Means Committee