Join us at the WMTA’s West Maui Community Meeting
To Discuss Housing Shortages for the unsheltered, houseless or homeless
Lahaina Civic Center – Community Meeting Room
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Doors open at 4:30 PM – Food Service begins at 5:00 PM – Panel/Program begins at 5:30 PM
Create a dialog which accelerates, advances, furthers and positively affects the current condition of lack of accessible housing in West Maui. Deepen the understanding of the housing needs for West Maui and develop creative solutions.
The West Maui Taxpayers Association Inc., WMTA, is dedicated to bringing the West Maui Community together to deepen the understanding of the housing need complexities confronting our community at large today. We recognize the need to create a positive and respectful dialog which will address the current conditions here and the steps necessary to begin to arrive at a consensus on what resources can be made available to facilitate strategic action plans in the best interests of all concerned.
Community leaders and stakeholders targeted to be selected by WMTA to serve on a panel to facilitate positive momentum on these issues are:
· Erin Lowenthal of Ka Hale A Ke Ola
· Kaloa Robinson of Stanford Carr Development, Inc.
· A Representative from Department of Housing and Human Concerns, County of Maui
· Maude Cumming Executive Director of Family Life Center & Co-Chair of Maui Homeless Alliance
· Thelma Akita Kealoha - Catholic Charities Director, Maui County
· Dr. Keli`i Akina, President, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
They will lead a moderated discussion with attendees intended to amplify action and informed interest on one of the highest priorities of WMTA with respect to West Maui's diversified housing needs.
Compelling reasons for this forum are aimed at providing and maintaining a high quality of life for all residents which include dignity and respect. WMTA seeks to restore all levels through perusing safe/reasonable/affordable housing. We welcome a healthy discussion on these important issues which have been subject to misinterpretations from statements published by those who are not fully informed.
In the absence of action” WMTA is dedicated to lead the way and work with the community and organizations to educate, provide resources, serving fundamental purposes, inform, create local solutions aligned with local needs and core values.
Updated: September 14, 2015