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HOUSING NOW Action on August 4

Categories: Affordable Housing, Homelessness & Land Use,Campaigns

Did you know that Hawai’i has one of the highest rates of homelessness throughout the United States?
 
Did you know that the average cost to rent a 2 bedroom apartment in Honolulu is $1,810 – which means you would need to make $31/hr to afford that rent?
 
Join us on
Tuesday, August 4th
at
Honolulu Hale
from
10AM – 3PM
 
As we urge State, and City leaders to take action and address this long standing need to create permanent, affordable housing units.
Our schedule of events are as follows:
10AM – Prayer Circle
10:15AM – 12PM: Art/Sign Making Tent
11:30AM – 1PM: Guest Speakers
(Councilwoman Kymberly Pine, Councilman Brandon Elefante, Rev. David Gierlach, Rev. Walter Brownridge, Gary Hoosier, Eric Gill, Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Jenny Lee)
12PM – Lunch will be provided by Brother(s) Virgil and Sage of Ohana Family of the Living God
 
1:30 PM Deliver letters to Council Members, Mayor, Governor and Legislators (meet in front of Honolulu Hale)
There will be continuous sign waving throughout the day, with free lunch and drinks provided.  If you are interested in attending, and/or would like more information, please contact: Catherine Graham (catgraham48@gmail.com), or Rev. Bob Nakata (bobnakata239@aol.com).
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 4th!