The homelessness crisis is real and not an out of sight, out of mind issue. Smart development and the availability of comprehensive services is key to combating this cycle. Projects like Hale Mauliola exemplify that it’s not just the roof over your head but the big-picture services available to its tenants i.e. addiction and mental health services, reintegration into the workforce via job training and transition out of short-term housing to a long-term, sustainable residence. Homelessness won’t fix itself and neither will out lack of affordable housing. We need to expand our work with our community partners on public-private partnerships like Kauhale Kamaile and Kahauiki Village. You deserve active representation, you deserve leadership with aloha.