Face Candidates Forum On Affordable Housing For Maui’s Working Families

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FACE Candidates Forum on Affordable Housing at Christ the King: From L to R: Deacon Stan Franco, Rev. Tasha Kama, Don Guzman, John Fitzpatrick, Ka’ala Buenconsejo, Elle Cochran, Joseph Blackburn, Nick Nikhilananda, Mike Molina, Joe Pontanilla. FACE would like to thank all of the candidates who attended this community event!

FACE Maui held a Candidate Forum October 14 for County Council candidates. The event was titled “Affordable Housing for Maui’s Working Families”.

FACE leaders Rev. Tasha Kama, Deacon Stan Franco, Napua Amina and Father Gary Colton helped lead the event which aired lived on Akaku. Thanks to Christ the King for hosting this important community event.

 

FACE Acts to Protect Workforce Housing Ordinance

FACE leaders are working hard to protect and even enhance Maui’s Workforce Housing Ordinance. This is the County legislation requiring that when developers build luxury housing, that they are required to build affordable housing as well.

FACE works to protect Maui's Workforce Housing OrdinanceFACE leaders have testified, emailed and met with County Council members, recruited housing experts from around the state and from the mainland. FACE created a 30 page report on the need for Maui’s Workforce Housing Ordinance and distributed this report widely.

FACE Maui Affordable Housing & Land Use Committee Chair Napua Amina has kicked off an on-line petition to help build support for protecting Maui’s Workforce Housing Ordinance. Want to sign Napua’s petition? Go to http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/please-dont-gut-mauis.

 

FACE Foreclosure Campaign Victory 2011

2011 FACE Foreclosure Campaign Victory on Vimeo.

Faith Action for Community Equity created the strongest mortgage foreclosure mediation legislation in the nation. On May 5th, 2011, Act 48 was signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie. It was the grassroots effort of families on Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island coordinated by FACE, that won this legislation, and the leadership of Hawaii state legislators’ Senator Roz Baker and Representative Bob Herkes, that made the effort a success!