UPLIFTING OUR ECONOMY.
Hawai'i should be affordable for all. Yet, today, the median price of a single-family home on O'ahu is $835,000. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a minimum employee must work 111 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom apartment, while a full-time worker must earn $36.82 per hour to afford a two-bedroom rental.
It's time to make Hawai'i's economy work for Hawai'i's people. I support creating a living wage for working families, so that everyone can afford to meet their basic needs. I will also work to establish a paid family leave program that allows families to care for newborn keiki or aging kupuna without sacrificing their financial well-being. Finally, I will fight for truly affordable housing and tax fairness, ensuring that the generations to come aren't priced out of paradise.