Heroes Housing Heroes in Support of Housing Our Veterans
Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Mayor’s Office of Housing, in association with homeless service providers, will be hosting the Second Annual Landlord Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Mission Memorial Auditorium on the grounds of Honolulu Civic Center.
The Landlord Summit is designed to bring awareness and information to landlords, property managers, government officials, and members of the public on various housing and social service programs that are available to help families, individuals, and veterans who are without a place to live. Mayor Caldwell will provide the opening remarks.
The Landlord Summit will feature participating landlords sharing their first-hand involvement with providing housing units and tenant experiences. Community service providers and agencies will provide information on landlord opportunities and incentives, collaborative support, social services, Section 8 and VASH payments for lease rent and deposits, management and maintenance of housing units, and other housing-related issues.
“We are making progress to find permanent, supportive housing for all members of our community,” said Jun Yang, Executive Director of Housing. “Through collaboration with our federal, state, nonprofit, and business partners, we’ve housed more than 1,000 people over the last two years, including 809 veterans. We hope this event will contribute to the positive momentum by advancing landlord-tenant relationships and provide an opportunity for landlords to meet and have discussions with key representatives from all branches of government, homeless service providers, and landlords who have participated in housing those in need across Oahu.
“Our goal is to educate landlords and alleviate any misinformation or stigma surrounding housing people in need. The Landlord Summit will share actual success stories, provide information on resources available for landlords and tenants, and serve as a first step to increase inventory of available rental housing to make further improvements in order to relieve Oahu’s homeless crisis.”
Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.; the program will be from 3 to 4 p.m., and service providers will be available to meet from 4 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Metered parking is available at the Frank F. Fasi Municipal garage.
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 768-4675, or email your request to Kristi.email@example.com at least three business days prior to the event.