FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is happening over the next 12-24 months?
We are beginning the research and planning work to revitalize Mayor Wright Homes. We do not expect construction to begin for at least 24+ months (2 years), but we will hold periodic community meetings for the residents and other interested parties to keep everyone informed.
2. Will I be required to relocate to another unit?
All residents will be moving at some point in this process as the old buildings will all be completely demolished.
When you are notified that you will be moving, you will receive relocation assistance from the Hawaii Public Housing Authority. Please do not move prior to being officially notified or you may lose this assistance!
The goal is to move current Mayor Wright Homes’ residents directly into NEW units if possible. As part of the redevelopment process, some residents may need to move into temporary housing as their current units get redeveloped.
3. How much will my rent be in the new Mayor Wright Homes?
Your rent will be similar to what it is now and will continue to be determined by your income. For example, if you are a current Mayor Wright Homes’ resident and your rent is calculated at 30 percent of your adjusted income, when you move into a new unit, your rent will remain at that 30 percent of your adjusted income.
4. What is the background of the lead developer?
Hunt Companies has been working in Hawai‘i for over 20 years. This developer team also has designed, planned, funded, constructed and managed 91 similar projects, as well as 2,000 affordable housing projects across the nation. In Hawai‘i, they have worked on other affordable multi-unit projects including the Towers at Kuhio Park, Kahuku Elderly Housing, Wakea Garden Apartments in Kalaeloa, Kaupuni Village in Waiʻanae, Banyan Street Manor here in Kalihi, ‘Imi Ikena on Maui and Lokahi Apartments in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island.
5. How can I learn more about what is happening during the process?
There will be more community and resident meetings in coming months. We hope you stay involved with the project. For more information, please check our website www.mymayorwright.com or like us on Facebook at Mayor Wright Redevelopment Project.
6. What will the new Mayor Wright Homes be like?
Resident and community input play a critical role in the revitalization of Mayor Wright Homes. These resident and community meetings will help to transform Mayor Wright Homes into a safe community with comfortable new homes and a mix of shops, restaurants, and other community services, but we need your input and the community’s input to help create what the new Mayor Wright Homes will be like.
7. Who should I call if I have more questions?
Please contact the Hawaii Public Housing Authority at 808-832-5961. You may also submit a question of suggestions by clicking CONTACT.