O'ahu is a rapidly gentrifying island. Approximately 42% of Hawai'i residents don't own the home they live in. Alone we have little power to effect change, but united we can stand up to abusive landlords, fight for tenant rights, and make Honolulu the city we want to rent in.
Housing is a human right. Nobody should be forced onto the street when they cannot find affordable housing to escape an abusive landlord. We are here to support each other and are committed to fighting together for equal and equitable housing for everyone. We stand with our fellow renters across the county of Honolulu to fight for all renters' rights. Landlords have money and allies in property management businesses, but we can find allies in local workers unions, non-profits, housing coalitions, and each other. When tenants stand together in solidarity instead of being divided by landlords and their middlemen, we have the power to demand change. That is the mission of the Honolulu Tenants Union.