Congestion caused by ohana rentals out of control

Legal and illegal ohana and cottage congestion is getting out of hand.

Illegal ohana rentals are everywhere on the island, and Kihei is the worst. Most people don’t seem to know what the laws are or they’re turning a blind eye that needs to be stopped now.

Also, for all the legal ohanas, it’s creating too much congestion in residential neighborhoods. Now instead of living next to four houses with a typical family of the past, you end up living next to 16-20 people.

These ohanas are also making a mess out of the rental market, because when you allow illegal ohanas at high rates, then what do you expect to happen to the rates of home rentals?

All this needs to change and stop now.

Jay Lins

Kihei