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THIS IS GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
Over 500 people have come from all island districts to learn about current Tiny House legislation and building options to help solve our housing crisis. These high-energy, standing-room-only meetings signal just how needed the Tiny House solution is, and show a diversity of needs and applications for smaller foot print housing options. While the first Tiny House Bill did make it through the State House and Senate – and had County Council support – in 2017, the Governor vetoed it in July. We continue to research and analyze affordable housing opportunities, and to gather public feedback. Your comments are welcome below.
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We are gathering testimony to support safe and efficient, energy saving Tiny Houses as smart affordable housing solutions and will be presenting citizen comments to our elected representatives to help get new legislation passed.
It all started with Food. One of the main roadblocks to increasing the local food supply is the lack of farmers farming. Ask any young farmer what they need to farm and they will point to:
Land . Water . Housing .
One Island is Championing a Conversation to Change Land Use, Zoning and Building Requirements
Here in Hawaii, a State-level bill will have the power to change County zoning and building code requirements and easily result in doubling food production. How? By giving farmers and farm workers an affordable way to live on the land they farm. More workers, more food AND a safer, better quality of life for farm owners and workers.
When farmers’ housing and transportation costs are lowered, they won’t need the ‘other’ day job to pay rent on a house in town and this means
Promoting the Tiny Homes for Farms Solution at the Hawaii Farmers Union United State Convention
View or add to public comments below – your voice is welcome!