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Notice #: 0001345238-01
Public Hearings


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a public hearing to be held by the Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu for the purpose of adopting Rules Governing Multi-Family Rental Housing. The hearing will be held at the following time and location:

Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Remote Meeting and at Mission Memorial Auditorium, Mission Memorial
Building, 550 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

Pursuant to the Emergency Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Response issued by Governor David Ige on August 5, 2021, relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Proclamation), in order to allow public participation in a manner consistent with social distancing practices, the following procedures are in effect for the meeting. The procedures have been modified to comply with Mayor Blangiardi’s Proclamation and Emergency Order No. 2021-13, executed on September 17, 2021. The public may participate in the public hearing via the online meeting venue (details below).

Public hearing notice published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Friday,
October 8, 2021.


The purpose of this public hearing is to adopt Rules Governing Multi-Family Rental Housing pursuant to Revised Charter of Honolulu §§ 4-105.4, 6- 1503, and Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) §§ 46-15.1 and 46-15.2, and Part III of HRS Chapter 201H. The rules are intended to (1) Increase the supply of affordable rental units available in the City and County; (2) Make funds available at feasible interest rates to make Eligible Project Loans in order to permit the construction of Eligible Projects; and (3) Encourage the participation of Qualified Sponsors in the programs authorized by Part III, HRS Chapter 201H.

Copies of the rules relating to the Rules Governing Multi-Family Rental Housing are available free of charge at or may be reviewed or obtained at the Department of Planning and Permitting, 7th Floor, Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building, 650 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, during normal business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday). Please call 768-8000, or email to request mailing of rules, which shall be subject to payment for copying and postage fees.


The public may join the public hearing and offer testimony from a computer, smartphone, telephone, or in person as follows:

Join the public hearing from a computer: (Please mute your
devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2499 323 0113
Meeting Password: dpp1

Join the public hearing from the WebEx smartphone app:
(Please mute your devices except to testify)
Meeting Number: 2499 323 0113
Meeting Password: dpp1

Join the public hearing from a telephone (audio only): (Please mute your devices except to testify. Press *6 to unmute and remute yourselves)
408-418-9388 (USA Toll)
Access code: 2499 323 0113
Numeric meeting password: 3771

Oral testimony via phone or Webex: To provide oral testimony during the online meeting via phone or Webex, we suggest you register in advance by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021, by emailing your name, phone number, and include in the subject line “register to testify” to

In-person attendance: The City is exercising a good faith effort to provide this option only to members of the public who are unable to attend the meeting via phone or Webex. All in-person attendees and testifiers must wear a mask while on the Mission Memorial premises and must maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others or they will not be allowed in the Auditorium. (See Mayor’s Emergency Order 2020-10. Note: Subject to change.)

Attendance at the public hearing is not necessary to submit testimony. Written testimony, data, views or arguments with respect to the proposed rules may be submitted by one of the following options: E-MAIL, FAX (808) 768-6743 or MAIL 650 South King Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 to the Department no later than Friday, November 3, 2021 and will be considered in the evaluation of the request.

Note: If you require special assistance, auxiliary aid and/or service to participate in this event (i.e. sign language interpreter, interpreter for language other than English, or wheelchair accessibility), please call 768-8000, or email your request to at least three business days prior to the event.

Dean Uchida, Director
Department of Planning and Permitting
(SA1345238 10/8/21)