Housing

The UHERO Housing Policy Group provides rigorous analyses to inform debates regarding housing in Hawaiʻi, with a focus on the high housing cost burdens experienced by the State’s residents. This problem is multiscalar in its origins and thus requires a bundle of analyses ranging from longitudinal portraits of the State’s housing market, to estimates of the impact of housing costs on diverse communities, to objective evaluations of proposed policy solutions.

November Rental Market: Troubling Signs Remain As State Prepares for an Uncertain 2021

By Philip ME Garboden This month, UHERO completed its second quarterly survey of rental property owners and managers (the first from August 2020 can be …

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Estimating COVID-19 Induced Rental Housing Hardship in 2021

By Philip ME Garboden and Isabelle Picciotto Several months ago, UHERO estimated the impact of the COVID-19 induced economic downturn on renters in 2020. Much …

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The August Rental Market: Struggling Tenants and Rising Vacancies

By Philip Garboden Last month, UHERO partnered with real estate groups across the state to launch a monthly survey of Hawaii’s rental property owners and …

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UHERO Survey on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Hawaii’s Rental Properties

UHERO has partnered with landlord and property management organizations to initiate a statewide data collection effort related to the impacts of the COVID-19 crises on …

Event: The Coming Covid Eviction Crisis and How to Stop It

The Coming Covid Eviction Crisis and How to Stop It Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:00 am Hawai‘i time Register and submit questions in advance HERE. Hawai‘i …

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Estimating the Need for Rental Assistance in Hawaii

By Philip ME Garboden and Isabelle Picciotto Renters in Hawaii are at significant risk due to the economic downturn. Roughly 40% of all households in …

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Preserving Housing Stability During Hawaii’s COVID Crisis

By Philip Garboden Last week, the Eviction Lab released a scorecard for COVID-19 Housing Policy. Hawaii scored fairly well comparatively: 15th out of the 50 …

Combinatorial Optimization for Urban Planning: Strategic Demolition of Abandoned Houses in Baltimore, MD

In 2017, Baltimore City was awarded $75 million dollars earmarked for the targeted demolition of a portion of its 16,000 vacant and abandoned buildings. Selecting …

Is Leasehold Housing Built on Government Land a Solution to Unaffordable Housing in Honolulu?

Housing is expensive on Oahu. For most middle-class Honolulu households, even buying a median-priced condominium ($415,000 in February 2019) is financially out of reach. Some …