Hawaiian fires expose a burning housing crisis

The devastating wildfires affecting Hawaii are the worst disaster in the state’s history. The fire has destroyed as much as 75% of the town of Lahaina, causing nearly 100 deaths and ruining more than 3,000 structures.

The current emergency is also shining a light on an underlying issue whereby renters and native communities are being “priced out of paradise”. The immediate housing shortage and serious threat of long-term displacement will indeed worsen an already dire housing crisis in one of America’s most expensive places.

Read the Washington Post article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/08/14/hawaii-housing-crisis-lahaina-homes-maui-fires/

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