The Hawaii Housing Planning Study is a comprehensive set of housing data prepared for a consortium of state and county housing agencies. The study identifies current housing conditions, presents demographic and economic characteristics of Hawaii's households, and measures housing needs, demand, and preferences. It also provides an update on the housing inventory and rental housing data.
With 42 percent of households in the State of Hawai`i renting their current residence, the Rental Housing Study is a fundamental component of the Hawai’i Housing Planning Study (HHPS) 2011. Understanding the number and types of housing units available for rent, as well as the vacancy rates, demand, and monthly rent rates for those units, is a necessary part of forecasting the housing needs of Hawai`i residents.