Hawai'i House Democrats
SAIKI, MORIWAKI, AND DOS SANTOS-TAM HOLD MEETING WITH HONUAKAHA RESIDENTS TO ADDRESS BUILDING CONCER
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – House Speaker Scott K. Saiki, Senator Sharon Y. Moriwaki, and City Councilmember Tyler Dos Santos-Tam today held a meeting with Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority (HCDA) to hear the concerns of residents at Honuakaha Elderly Housing Development in Kakaʻako.
Honuakaha is a mixed-use complex that includes rental housing, privately-owned condos, and HCDA's headquarters. The 150-unit rental component is managed by HCDA's property manager, Locations Property Management.
"We appreciate HCDA making the time to sit down with the owners and renters to address concerns regarding maintenance problems and a lack of communication," said Speaker Saiki (D-25 Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, Downtown). "We are requesting an action plan to better maintain Honuakaha. Our kūpuna deserve responsiveness and care."
"We look forward to HCDA and the property management company sitting down with owners and renters to identify problems and solutions of the residents, especially the kūpuna," said Senator Moriwaki (D-12 Waikīkī, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, McCully).
“Honuakaha residents deserve better,” said Councilmember Dos Santos-Tam (D-6 Portions of Kakaʻako, Downtown Honolulu, Punchbowl, Papakolea, Pauoa Valley, Nu‘uanu, Iwilei, Liliha, ‘Ālewa Heights, Kalihi and Kalihi Valley). “Together, our offices will be following up to make sure their concerns begin to be addressed.”
After reviewing a list of concerns, the Kakaʻako legislators will meet with HCDA and Honuakaha's incoming resident manager to determine a course of action. An upcoming community meeting will also be announced to follow-up on building updates with Honuakaha residents.