Hawaii's Governor Linda Lingle has signed legislation to pump more than US$40,000,000 into homeless programs.
The Star Bulletin reports that after two years of lobbying, the Governor has finally signed three bills into law.
The first bill earmarks $31,600,000 into building new housing and renovating shelters.
The second bill allows the state to lease public lands to qualified nonprofit organizations for as little as $1 a year if the developer guarantees that the land will be used for affordable housing.
And the third bill allows the state to sell special-purpose revenue bonds for any company and government agencies that agree to develop low income housing.