Turnout high for low-cost mortgage event

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Andrew Gomes. Close to 1,000 people have applied for low-cost mortgage pre-approvals from a nonprofit at an event that began in Honolulu on Friday, according to the event’s organizer.

Mortage Program Aims to Overcome Home-Buying Obstacles for Hawaiʻi Residents

(Hawaii Public Radio) – By Ku’uwehi Hiraishi. Affordable housing is one of the biggest issues confronting Hawai’i residents. The state’s high cost of living, relatively low wages, and lack of affordable housing make it hard to become a homeowner. So a new mortgage program that made its debut in Hawai’i late last week is attracting a lot of interest. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi reports.

Ige attends panel on Hawaii housing market difficulties

(KITV) – By Avijah Scarborough. For many people living here in Hawaii, the dream of home ownership is out of reach. With high prices and a shortage of supply, the housing market is full of challenges. Governor Ige led a round table discussion on home-ownership on Sunday at the NACA event, a non-profit advocacy and home-ownership organization. He heard first hand accounts from people about their struggles.

National non-profit offers low-cost home mortgages

(Hawaii News Now) – By Jim Mendoza. The applause for Mark Kamahele signaled a turning point for the longtime hotel worker – one that meant he was closer to buying a home.

Free 5-day event offers low-cost mortgages in Honolulu

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Andrew Gomes. A Boston-based nonprofit backed by two national lenders is offering no-fee home mortgages with below-market interest rates for Hawaii residents at a free five-day event that starts today in Honolulu.

Hotel workers union rallies in Waikiki heading into talks

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Organized labor took a beating on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., but you wouldn’t have known that by the show of force exhibited by the 1,500 Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers who kicked off bargaining talks with a rally Wednesday in Waikiki.