Green declares homelessness an emergency during State of State

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green speaks to reporters after delivering his State of the State address to a joint session of the state Legislature in Honolulu, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Green on Monday proposed investing $1 billion in affordable housing and giving tax breaks to people of all income levels to lower the cost of living in the islands. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

During his first State of the State address, Gov. Josh Green said his high priority legislative and budget priorities are “housing, homelessness, the cost of living, climate, environment and mental health.”