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HBR Adopts-A-Block Clean-up to Improve the Community

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  • 2023 Make-A-Difference month: Saturday, October 7, 2023 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | HBR Kaimuki Building - 1136 12th Ave | View flyer


HONOLULU (April 29, 2019) – Members of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, along with family, friends, and staff, hit the streets around their headquarters in Kaimuki on Saturday, April 27, as part of the City and County of Honolulu’s Adopt-A-Block program, which encourages residents and local business to make a commitment to improving the quality of Oahu’s communities. 

“As REALTORS®, we have a desire and responsibility to be good neighbors and take care of the communities where we live, work and play,” said Jenny L. Brady, 2019 President of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®. “It’s important to us to promote a clean city and improve the quality and condition of our community and the ‘āina.”

Fifty volunteers worked alongside each other to beautify blocks near the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® 12th Avenue headquarters, including cleaning up streets and collecting trash. Volunteers also marked storm drains with “No dumping” stencils and placards as a reminder to keep trash and debris out of the storm drain system, reduce residential spills, and encourage overall neighborhood stewardship. Adopt-A-Block volunteers from the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® included 2019 President Jenny L. Brady, Immediate Past President Darryl Macha, President-Elect Tricia Nekota, Community Service Committee Chair Linda Okita, REALTORS®, and loan officers. 

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Service day clean-ups are held twice a year: in April to celebrate Earth Month and in October for Make-A-Difference month. 

Development of Affordable Rental Units Scheduled for First Reading

The City Council meets on March 8 at 10 A.M., and will hear bills to increase development of affordable rental housing on Oahu. The Affordable Rental Housing Report and Ten-Year Plan (July 2018), published by the Special Action Team on Affordable Rental Housing Report pursuant to Act 127 (Session Laws of Hawai’i 2016), states, in part, “Although many reasons contribute to the lack of affordable rental housing units for low- and moderate-income households, the primary reason is a poor rate of return for investments in affordable rental housing projects.”

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Last City Council Hearing for 2018

City Council Chair Ernie Martin presided over his last City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 5 at Honolulu Hale. The Honolulu Board of REALTORS® (HBR) says aloha to Chair Martin after working with him during his eight years in office. He has been a great advocate of homeowners and affordable housing, was a strong leader for his district, Mililani Mauka to Kahaluu, and an important ally to HBR and issues impacting REALTORS® including real property taxes.

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Bill Provides Incentives for Homeless Services

Council Member Carol Fukunaga introduced Bill 82 to establish a real property tax incentive program for the development of homeless solutions. The bill offers licensed contractors, professional engineers, architects, surveyors, and landscape architects a credit for the value of in-kind contributions provided to a nonprofit organization or the City for the development of homeless facilities or support services on the island.

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