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LIHTC applications

Request to:
Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request awaits classification
Summary of Request
I would like to have copies of approved applications, including any associated Excel spreadsheets, for low-income housing tax credits since 2006. The HUD LIHTC database lists 48 projects having received approval since 2006, which I have listed below. However, the database lists no projects after 2017; if there are any approved since then, please include their applications. Please email applications to me at <<email address>>

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From Randal O'Toole (Thoreau Institute)
Subject Records Request for Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation: LIHTC applications [#983]
Date July 18, 2023, 10:45 a.m.
To Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation
Status Awaiting response
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Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. I would like to have copies of approved applications, including any associated Excel spreadsheets, for low-income housing tax credits since 2006. The HUD LIHTC database lists 48 projects having received approval since 2006, which I have listed below. However, the database lists no projects after 2017; if there are any approved since then, please include their applications. Please email applications to me at <<email address>> Mahalo, Randal O'Toole Thoreau Institute
[... Show complete request text] Randal O'Toole (Thoreau Institute)
  1. 11 months, 1 week agoJuly 18, 2023, 10:45 a.m.: Randal O'Toole (Thoreau Institute) sent a message to Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation.
From Pang, Gordon – Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation: LIHTC applications [#983]
Date July 23, 2023, 11:55 a.m.

Aloha Mr. OʻToole, We are in receipt of your request. Much of the information you are requesting, unfortunately, is not readily available to the public. That said, weʻd like to be as transparent and cooperative as possible. I can point you to the information we have online, including: * A list of applicants for financing (not exclusively LIHTC) since 2010. https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/develo... * A list of awardees for financing since 2010. https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/develo... * The agendas and minutes of HHFDC meetings dating back to July 2006 and, from May 2020 to present, packet materials for each agenda including the For Actions and Resolutions which show which projects were approved for LIHTC and how much. https://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/board/... The rest of the information you seek, in sum, would require immense time and resources. It would be of great benefit to all parties if you could pinpoint for me please specifically what it is youʻd like to see from each of these approved applications? Possibly narrow the parameters of the search? If youʻd like to have an informal discussion about this, I a generally in the office by 9am Hawaii time weekdays -- 3pm EST and noon PST -- and leave no earlier than 6pm HST. Thank you, Gordon Pang Gordon Y.K. Pang Housing Information Officer Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation Email: <<email address>> Office: 808-587-0597
-----Original Message----- From: Randal O'Toole < <name and email address> > Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 10:45 AM To: Pang, Gordon < <name and email address> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation: LIHTC applications [#983] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. I would like to have copies of approved applications, including any associated Excel spreadsheets, for low-income housing tax credits since 2006. The HUD LIHTC database lists 48 projects having received approval since 2006, which I have listed below. However, the database lists no projects after 2017; if there are any approved since then, please include their applications. Please email applications to me at <<email address>> Mahalo, Randal O'Toole Thoreau Institute
  1. 11 months agoJuly 23, 2023, 11:56 a.m.: Received an email from Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation.
From Randal O'Toole (Thoreau Institute)
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation: LIHTC applications [#983]
Date Oct. 4, 2023, 8:06 a.m.
To Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation

Aloha, Thank you for your response to my request. Most states are now requiring applicants for LIHTCs to fill out an Excel spreadsheet containing the following kinds of information: 1. Name and address of project 2. Name and address of applicant 3. Name of builder if different from applicant 4. Height of the project in stories 5. Number of units in project by number of bedrooms and average square footage of units 6. The number of units that will be "affordable" and the income limits for people renting or buying those units 7. Cost of project broken down into categories such as land acquisition, architects fees, consulting fees, hard construction costs, and so forth 8. Source of funds for the project including various affordable housing funds, loans, and applicant's funds For reference, I am attaching a blank application form from another state. If you review it, you will see that none of the information on the spreadsheet invades anyone's privacy so it should all be public information. I suspect that Hawaii uses similar spreadsheets and that is the information I am requesting. Most of this information is not available in other places on your web site. Whoever accepts the applications on behalf of HHF&DC probably has several years' worth of spreadsheets on their computer, which means it should not be a huge task to find the spreadsheets and email them to me. If Hawaii does use these spreadsheets, it may be that it only began to do so a few years ago and had some other form prior to that, in which case I would like to see the spreadsheets that are available. I hope this clarifies my request. Let me know if you have any questions. Best, Randal O'Toole <<email address>>
  1. 8 months, 3 weeks agoOct. 4, 2023, 8:06 a.m.: Randal O'Toole (Thoreau Institute) sent a message to Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation.