Kauaʻi Housing Development Corporation (KHDC) was incorporated in 1992 as a private nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing affordable housing for low and moderate-income families. KHDC's purpose is to “lessen the burdens of the governments of the State of Hawaiʻi and the County of Kauaʻi by developing and promoting the development of affordable housing.” The staff and board together have extensive real estate development, property management, appraisal, and brokerage experience.
KHDC has been involved in a wide range of housing projects since it was established: The types of projects, the locations, the populations to be served, and the funding for the projects have varied. For example, KHDC was the developer and continues to be the owner of two elderly housing rental projects in Kalāheo and Līhuʻe; together with two other nonprofit developers KHDC assisted in developing self-help housing for twenty-three native Hawaiian families on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and private land on Kauaʻi, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island; and Kalepa Village Phase II and III, on Kaua‘i, consists of 80, multi-family rental units for lower-income families.
In the mid-1990s KHDC began the development of a seven-family affordable housing project in Waimea, Kauaʻi with Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation. The project was completed in 2000 when seven first-time homeowners moved into their new homes in Hauʻoli Mau Loa Village.