Face Action for Community Equity (FACE) Maui today announces an Affordable Housing Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28, 2018 from 6pm-8pm to be held at Valley Isle Fellowship Church located at 1033 Waiale Road, Wailuku. The main topic of the forum is affordable housing for Maui’s working families. The mayoral candidates who are confirmed to participate in the forum are: Don Guzman, Elle Cochran, Beau Hawkes, Michael Victorino, and Laurent Zahnd. The forum will be moderated by Donna Clayton and Stan Franco.
According to State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) in its recent report states that Maui County will need to produce approximately 14,000 housing units by the year 2025 to keep up with the public housing need. FACE Maui believes that we can no longer afford to continue the current policy of “business as usual” which has led us to this housing crisis that is affecting the social fabric of Maui’s residents. The primary focus of the mayoral forum is to find out from the candidates on what specific policies and initiatives they will pursue to address Maui’s housing crisis facing our residents and how they will pay for those new policies and initiatives. FACE Maui strongly encouraging Maui’s residents to attend the forum and get to know the candidates on where they stand on providing housing that our working families can afford.
FACE Maui is a grassroots, interfaith IRS 501C3 non-profit organization driven by a deep spiritual commitment to improve the quality of life for its members and all the people of Maui. The mission of FACE is rooted in faith and social justice values, democratic principles and to encourage policy makers to improve the lives of Maui’s residents.