Changing systems that perpetuate inequality

The Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice is working to build a Hawai‘i where everyone has genuine opportunities to achieve economic security and fulfill their potential. We change systems that perpetuate inequality through research, policy development, education, coalition building, and advocacy.

Housing Housing
Increasing the availability of affordable housing and reducing homelessness.
Economic Justice Economic Justice
Ensuring fairness in taxation and wages.
Hunger Hunger
Using proven methods to provide access to healthy food and reduce childhood hunger.
Education Education
Helping pave the way for future generations of opportunity.
Health Care Health Care
Ensuring access to adequate medical care.

Recent Developments

Trump’s Public Charge rule could cost Hawaiʻi tens of millions in revenue

The financial cost of the public charge rule is in addition to the harm done to the health and resilience of immigrant families.

Too many Hawaiʻi seniors are still going hungry

Despite recent strides to address food insecurity, thousands of Hawai‘i seniors are still at risk of experiencing hunger across the islands.

No cause for panic: Hawaiʻi’s economy is OK

Hawai‘i’s economy is far from last place, and it’s important for policymakers to know this when deciding how best to invest in our communities.

Whole Foods Market’s 5% Community Giving Day will expand access to meals for children

For keiki who rely on free and reduced-price school meals to get a healthy start, Whole Foods Market’s donation to Hawai‘i Appleseed’s school meal expansion efforts will have life-altering implications.