Providing essential capital to build affordable housing

Most of us will agree that affordable housing is one of the toughest challenges facing Kauai. All of us are affected in some way: parents wonder how their children will be able to find housing and stay on, or come back to, Kauai; friends or relatives are living in crowded conditions; some are paying excessive rents for inadequate living conditions; many children have no quiet, safe place to do their homework; employers can’t find employees because workers can’t find housing. How can we, as an island community, provide enough clean, well-built, energy-efficient homes in well-planned communities at a price that residents can afford? This is the multi-million-dollar question.