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

Hawai‘i drops to 44th in the nation in children’s summer meal participation

Hawaiʻi is missing out on millions in federal funding, and our keiki are missing out on meals.

Hawai‘i has the highest portion of multigenerational and crowded households in the nation. What does that mean for reopening our schools?

Hawaiʻi students go home to households that are more than twice as likely to be multigenerational and crowded than the national average.

Free grab-and-go meals for keiki expands to Molokai

The addition of the Molokai site means the now-30 community summer food sites are projected to serve 1.5 million meals in 2020.

Hawaiʻi P-EBT: Pandemic Benefits for Hawaiʻi Families to Buy Food

There’s a valuable new benefit available for Hawaii families with children who are struggling to buy food. It’s called Pandemic-EBT, or P-EBT.