Hawaii has the highest housing wage in the country, at $36.13 per hour, according to a new national report released today, or over $75,000 per year.
The first-ever national report on federal afterschool nutrition programs finds Hawaii lagging far behind other states in serving afterschool snacks or suppers to low-income students.
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 of the proliferation of vacation rentals in Hawai?i. Vacation rental units (VRUs) put pressure on Hawai?i’s already-stressed housing market by reducing the shelter available for Hawai‘i residents and driving up rents.
The Hawaii Appleseed Center on Law and Economic Justice is proud to announce the launch of the Hawaii Budget and Policy Center (HBPC) and the selection of Beth Giesting to serve as its Director.
In the first-ever school-by-school report on school breakfast participation in the state of Hawaii, 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.