Master of Urban and Regional Planning
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Areas of Special Competence
Land Use Planning and Entitlements
Visual and Graphic Communication
Matt Hom has contributed to community planning initiatives with diverse communities in Los Angeles and Honolulu. His community planning work has involved planning research for governmental, non-profit, and neighborhood level organizations while completing his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles. These experiences affirmed his belief that planning efforts are most effective when planners work closely with the people their work impacts. In this way, stakeholder goals can be understood leading to better planning solutions to issues identified. He looks forward to applying his passion for community engagement and his knowledge of land use planning to aid HHF clients and his community.
Matt’s involvement in a variety of planning initiatives has created a solid foundation that he draws upon in his planning practice. He recently conducted policy research for a Hawai‘i State agency that explored how the organization might better maximize community benefits tied to their land use regulations. Participating in this research initiative allowed Matt to hone his ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research that supports sound policy recommendations. His involvement with a Hawai‘i state juvenile justice reform project required facilitation of stakeholder meetings and presentation of program objectives to a variety of stakeholders. This allowed him to develop strong oral communication and facilitation skills. His ability to visually communicate information effectively was developed through real estate data mapping analysis conducted for a Los Angeles non-profit organization. The diversity of Matt’s experience has resulted in a broad skill set that can further the work of HHF Planners and its clients.
- Hawaii Public Housing Authority Environmental Reviews, Statewide, Hawai‘i
- Kawainui Marsh Wetland Restoration and Habitat Enhancement; Environmental Assessment and Entitlements, Kailua, O‘ahu
- State DLNR DOFAW Makiki Baseyard Improvements Project; Environmental Assessment and Entitlements, Oʻahu