A recent report said that the state is facing a shortage of 50,000 housing units in the next two years. Let's not forget that when the state says "housing unit," what they mean is "home for a local family." If these 'ohana don't have family to live with, they are basically forced to move away. Their children won't get to grow up as kama`aina and will likely only enjoy our beautiful environment as visitors once or twice a year. This HAS to change. There can be a balance between protecting our `aina and building affordable homes in a smart way. The picture below is linked to the article.