KAILUA-KONA — Gov. David Ige visited the micro-housing project in the Kona Old Industrial Area on Wednesday, nearly one year after he issued an emergency proclamation for Hawaii’s homelessness crisis.
Accessed on 13 October 2016, 16:25 hrs, UTC.
Reporter: Max Dible (“West Hawaii Today”).
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On Wednesday, 12 October 2016, Hawaii Governor David Ige paid a visit to the micro-housing project in the Kona Old Industrial Area. Ige has been touring a variety of projects designed to reduce homelessness in Hawaii. The micro-housing project is one way Hawaii County is responding to the growing homeless problem in the state.
According to reporter Max Dible, Governor Ige was impressed with the initial results of the effort just off Pawai Place, calling it “the final portion of the three-piece solution to the puzzle of homelessness…” Ige also was pleased with the speed with which the micro-housing project was designed and built.
Ken Van Bergen, the assistant housing administrator at the Hawaii County Office of Housing and Community Development, said a formal blessing of the project will occur before Thanksgiving and “tenants likely will move in by the first week of December.”
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