BUILD HOMES THAT ARE AFFORDABLE-Published at Star Advertiser 9-30-15

Caldwell's administration "is committed to housing the .... homeless communities." (Star-Advertiser 9/19/15). Mayor's idea of building temporary modular homes for homeless is the right thing to do but not enough. We must also prevent more people from becoming homeless. Many consider skyrocketing home prices and building luxury condos are signs of prosperity. To the contrary,  it diminishes the chances for many young adults and new families from owning their homes. Owning a home no doubt is a big part of the American dream. This dream motivates people to work harder for their dwellings and pride. Instead of only pampering those high end projects, the government and developers must also cater to the upcoming generation by building affordable housing projects. Our Keiki are the Hawaii's future not those foreign buyers.