Whether you are a new resident, long-time resident or one who was born and raised on Maui, the cost of living here and finding a home for yourself and your ‘ohana (family) is fast becoming a ruthless and often stressful process. “Affordable” housing and rentals are few and far between as our population continues to expand and developers continue to have an eye for the bottom line rather than true community development.

No one wants to see their keiki (children) and mo‘opuna (grandchildren) move away because the opportunities here for work and home ownership seem like unreachable goals for those who are trying to make ends meet.

Trinette is looking critically at affordable and workforce housing that will be infrastructure and community-minded, includes renewable energy opportunities and sources and adheres to smart growth and development that is ‘āina and po‘e (people) driven.