Kaua‘i avoided ‘eviction tsunami’ as wealthy homebuyers drove up prices
LIHU‘E — New legislation, building projects and fallout from COVID-19 shook up the Kaua‘i housing crisis in 2021, although it’s too early to fully understand the past year’s ramifications.
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Sounds like they want to encourage substatial growth. What about the traffic problem that is already out of control? We should encourage people to have a secound home or empty home. A person who is here 4 weeks a year has much less inpact on the island.
Traffic is created by mostly tourists who don’t live here, and for that person who stays here 4 months a year that’s why we have no affordable housing..we should tax the shit out of them guys.
Every newly elected council member should be required to take an Economics 101 class before they are sworn into office. Demand for housing on Kauai far exceeds the supply but the people in charge are not addressing how to fundamentally change that equation legally. The Department of Hawaiian Homelands holds about 1200 acres of vacant land suitable for residential homes with eligible Hawaiians on their waitlist. That’s 1200 acres, 2400 homes, 4800 residents who could live there. That would significantly reduce the demand for Kauai housing. But there is little to no development of these vacant lots. Why ?
people with high dollar homes….could care less about their property tax bills…haha…..meanwhile, if your looking for revenue… is Zuckerberg filing state income tax returns…??
“If you’re going to keep a house empty, then you should be paying a whole lot more for that, to ensure that we can build a house for somebody else.”
If you’re going to keep a house empty, then you should be paying a whole lot less for that, as you are requiring fewer services from the county/state.
Ok. I don’t get it? The Government is going to tell a homeowner, who worked hard and took investment risks to have a rental home in order to make money to feed his family, must now support and provide the renter, who can’t afford to pay as agreed, with a free place to live at the homeowner’s expense? Why? Because the Government says so? Nah. That’s what the Communist China, Russia, and North Korea bullies would do! Not the United States of America! When are the rather dull, never made it in real life, Politicians going to figure out that the Constitution of the United States was written to curtail the Government and prevent it from being the bully in town!
The more you build the more traffic, congestion, overcrowding and destruction of the island you create. Their should be a moratorium on all new construction EXCEPT for affordable housing for existing residents of the island who have been here ,say 5 years or more, That way housing is built for those who need it and not rich outsiders. Of course that will NEVER happen because the island is so corrupt
Great! Let’s keep selling off the island to ZUCKERBERG and billionaires. 20K a night stay a 1 Halanlei resort but nobody can glamp. Billionaires island here we come. Good luck with that community of complainers.
I think if contractors want to build 20 high end homes, make them build 40 truly affordable homes first or “no permit”
Time to start playing hard ball with these greedy money hungery developers
Thank you Kauai County Council for expanding ADU/ARU options… but also need to allow ADU and ARU on Some AG zoned lands that have adequate septic and infrastructure in place.
Also agree with statement about DHHL needs to get moving and build for those Hawaiians on their long waiting list….