Publications

Accessory Dwelling Units

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Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are an important solution to the affordable rental housing crisis in Hawai?i. Accessory dwelling units are small, separate living areas with their own kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping space that can be built on single family lots and may be attached or detached from a main house. To read the entire report, click here.

Why ADUs?

ADUs create rental housing:…

Reimagining Housing in Hawaiʻi

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In November 2013, Hawai?i Appleseed released a report entitled Reimagining Housing in Hawai?i, detailing successful affordable housing models like microunits, ?ohana housing, modular housing, among others. These models have been successful in places as diverse as the Bronx, Seattle, Santa Cruz, Alabama, and Amsterdam.

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Creating a Fairer State Tax System and Economy for All Families

In November 2013, Hawai?i Appleseed released a report entitled Creating a Fairer State Tax System and Economy for All Families, outlining our 5 policy strategies we aim to pursue in the 2014 legislative session.

Gambling with Paradise: The Effect of Gambling on Low-Income Individuals, Families, and Communities

The Hawai?i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice has released a report entitled Gambling With Paradise: The Effect of Gambling on Low-Income Individuals, Families, and Communities. Click here to read the full report.

For years, the gaming lobby has pushed hard to legalize gambling and this legislative session is no different. More than ten pro-gambling bills were introduced this session, including proposals for a lottery, a Waikiki casino, shipboard…

Hawaiian Hope: Native Hawaiian Issues Project Report

In Summer 2012, two of Hawai‘i Appleseed’s interns researched various legal issues encountered by Native Hawaiians. This report summarizes their findings.…

The State of Poverty in Hawaiʻi and How to Restore our Legacy of Fairness

In April 2012, the Hawai?i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice released the report entitled The State of Poverty in Hawai?i and How to Restore our Legacy of Fairness, providing details on how the recession has more negatively affected Hawai?i’s poor. Click here to read the full report.…

Broken Promises, Shattered Lives: The Case for Justice for Micronesians in Hawaiʻi

In December 2011, Hawai‘i Appleseed released a report on the struggles of the Micronesian community here in Hawaii and the barriers they face in the US entitled Broken Promises, Shattered Lives: The Case for Justice for Micronesians in Hawai`i.…

Is Hawaiʻi a Good Parent?

In December 2010, we released our first policy brief on the systemic failures to support foster youth. Click here to read the report in full.

Children in foster care often come from difficult pasts and have uncertain futures. Lacking alternatives, they are dependent upon government agencies to provide them with crucial services. Such services are not only necessary to promote and safeguard the current health and well-being of these children, but also…

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