HONOLULU (KHON2) — Securing affordable housing remains one of the largest hurdles to many young local families looking to make a life here in the islands.

But progress is being made.

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Recent affordable housing complexes in Kailua, Chinatown and Makiki are part of a push to get more inventory available.

Mayor Rick Blangiardi talks to KHON2 about what progress the city has made with regards to affordable housing.

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He will discuss what some of the challenges are along with his message to residents about the importance of these projects being approved on a community level.