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WMTA provides update on West Maui Affordable Housing Survey

By Staff | Mar 19, 2021

LAHAINA — The West Maui Taxpayers Association reported that response to its survey has been excellent so far.

More than 270 individuals have participated in the West Maui Affordable Housing Survey so far. Results of the survey will be sent to the Maui County Council, who are currently in deliberations on the update of the West Maui Community Plan.

WMTA noted that 40 percent of the respondents to date stated that they had never heard of the West Maui Community Plan.

The survey contains mostly “check the box” questions, 13 total, and only takes a few minutes to complete.

WMTA President Joseph D. Pluta wrote, “The West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA) appreciates the great start to our efforts to gather the voice of the community of those who live or work in West Maui to meet our survey mission… ‘To have the West Maui Community Plan, WMCP, reflect the opinions and direction the West Maui residents and employees believe are important, which will encourage affordable mixed-use development in West Maui areas of Olowalu and Launiupoko.’ “

West Maui Taxpayers Association is a nonprofit community group that has been advocating for West Maui for over 40 years, to gather the voices of the community on affordable housing in the region.

“We are seeking the input of parents, neighbors, small business owners, visitor industry staff and more to help us collectively inform decision-makers of what the residents need for a safe and healthy community — part of the WMTA mission since the beginning,” Pluta noted.

The West Maui Affordable Housing Survey will end on April 2, 2021. To take the survey, visit http://www.westmaui.org/survey2021.html.

Participation in this survey is voluntary and can be anonymous. Questions can be sent to WMTA@maui.net.

Contact Pluta at 661-7990 for additional information.