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Hawaii Appleseed Center announces Victor Geminiani’s retirement

The 50-year advocate for the low-income community and founder and Executive Director of Hawai‘i Appleseed Center will retire on August 31, 2019

Hawaii: not as good for women as it seems

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday, let’s remember that there’s a lot more to be done to improve the status of women, not only across the world but also at home in Hawai‘i.

Press Release: Hawai‘i in Bottom 3 States for Serving Afterschool Suppers to Low-Income Keiki

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Contacts:

Paula Adams Nicole Woo Hawa‘i Afterschool Alliance Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice (808) 380-1602 (808) 369-2512 hawaiiafterschool@gmail.com nicole@hiappleseed.org

Hawai‘i in Bottom 3 States for Serving Afterschool Suppers to Low-Income Keiki

State Foregoing over $500,000 in Federal Meal Reimbursements

Honolulu, April 12, 2018 — The first-ever national report on federal afterschool nutrition programs finds Hawai‘i lagging far behind other states in serving afterschool snacks or suppers to…

Effects of Federal Tax Cuts in Hawai‘i: Correcting the Record

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) recently released a report, “The Impact of the Federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) on Hawai‘i Households,” which analyzed the effects of the new federal tax law on Hawai‘i households in 2018.  This report, which was featured in an article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, concluded that the lowest-income taxpayers in Hawai‘i would see large savings from the TCJA, while those at the top would pay more.…

Press Release: Hawai‘i Vacation Rentals Report

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Contact:

Victor Geminiani Madison DeLuca Co-Executive Director Policy Analyst Hawai‘i Appleseed Hawai‘i Appleseed (808) 227-3845 (808) 369-2515 victor@hiappleseed.org madison@hiappleseed.org

Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice Releases “Hawai?i Vacation Rentals: Impact on Housing & Hawai?i’s Economy”

Honolulu, HI, MARCH 22, 2018 — The Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice is releasing a report entitled “Hawai?i Vacation Rentals: Impact on Housing & Hawai?i’s Economy,” which explores the consequences…

Press Release: Hawai‘i School Breakfast Scorecard Identifies 15 School Breakfast Champions

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Contact:
Nicole Woo
nicole@hiappleseed.org
808-369-2512

Hawai‘i School Breakfast Scorecard Identifies 15 School Breakfast Champions
Kona Pacific Public Charter School and Olomana School Top the List 

Honolulu, February 8, 2018 — In the first-ever school-by-school report on school breakfast participation in the state of Hawai‘i, 15 schools were named “School Breakfast Champions.” These schools met or exceeded a national standard for high participation in school breakfast among low-income students.

In the most…

You helped us raise over $80,000 at the Sixth Annual Artists for Appleseed

Mahalo to our sponsors, artists, attendees, volunteers, and everyone else who made Artists for Appleseed a success! The event wouldn’t have been possible without your generous support.

Another congratulations to this year’s Good Apple award recipient, Chris Hecht and Kona Pacific Public Charter School, for the tremendous work they’ve done to curb child hunger.

Coming soon: Hawai‘i Budget and Policy Center

Hawai‘i Appleseed is creating a new center focused on research and analysis of state budget and tax policy—the Hawai‘i Budget and Policy Center (HBPC). On August 24th, we had the opportunity to provide a preview of the HBPC at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s .

Nick Johnson from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities based in Washington D.C., discussed how proposed federal budget and tax policies will affect Hawai‘i.

Hawai‘i Appleseed Co-Directors Victor Geminiani and Gavin Thornton followed up with…

Governor Ige signed HB 209, a win for working families and children!

On July 10, 2017, Governor David Ige signed HB 209, a bill creating a non-refundable state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) worth up to 20 percent of the federal EITC. With this new law, Hawai‘i joins 28 other states and D.C. in offering a state-level EITC to help working families keep more of their earnings.

It is estimated that the new tax credit will provide $130 million in tax relief for low-income and working-class families over its first 6…

Low-Income Housing in Lahaina At Risk of Losing Affordability

Over the past several months, we have been working with the tenants of Front Street Apartments, a 142-unit complex in Lahaina that houses 300 low-income residents. The complex was built in 2001 using low-income housing tax credits with the stipulation that it would remain affordable for 50 years.

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