SR 32 and SCR 60: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Housing and Urban Development; Section 8 – Passed Unamended

SR 32 and SCR 60:Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Housing and Urban Development; Section 8 -passed unamended before a joint hearing with Human Services and Housing Committee on March 24,2016 1:15pm. All the testimonies  were in support.

SR 32: is the Senate Resolution

SCR 60: is the Senate Concurrent Resolution


SCR 60 has been moved to be voted in the Senate on the floor where it will move to the House of Representatives.


Brief Overview of what SR 32 and SCR 60 are about:

Requesting the revision of federal regulations so that housing subsides through the section 8 rental assistance and homeownership program  paid  directly to an applicant of the supplemental nutrition assistance program are excluded from the calculation of household income to determine eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.


The office of Senator Shimabukuro would like to thank Carolyn Schmidt, a resident of Makaha, for coming out and testifying on the resolutions.




Hawaii Habitat for Humanity at the Capitol

Hawai’i Habitat for Humanity met with Legislators and staff to provide an update on their organization and latest initiatives.


Sherri K. Dodson (Maui Executive Director) and Patrick F. Hurney (West Hawai’i Executive Director)

Below are links to materials provided to Senator Shimabukuro regarding Habitat for Humanity’s latest initiatives:


Habitiat for Humanity Objectives for State GIA Funds_Page_1

Click image to access Habitat for Humanity’s Goals for GIA Funds


Housing matters_Page_3

Click image to access “Housing Matters” handout



Click image to open “Homeownership is Important” brochure


hawaii Habitiat for Humanity Annual Report 2015_Page_1

Click image to access Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Report


State Job Openings 

This is the Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD) recruitment center. The links provided on this page will help you locate job openings for the State of Hawai‘i Executive branch, excluding the Department of Education and non-civil service positions with the University of Hawai‘i. The links will also provide you with the tools to apply for job openings online through the NeoGov application:

State Job Opportunities

Information Technology (IT) Job Openings

The Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) continues to seek applicants for civil service and non-civil service positions to meet the State of Hawaii’s current and future technological needs. This month, Senior Systems Engineer and Technical Analyst were added to ETS’ online list of current IT positions in recruitment. Visit ETS’s IT Positions in Recruitment webpage: 

IT Positions in Recruitment