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Housing for Families

Overview

Housing for families became a priority for the Foundation in the mid- 90s because our benefactor, Helga, felt that families needed stable homes in which to raise their children. She also felt that homes should be designed and built to provide a level of comfort so that a family could take pride in their home. Hau‘oli Mau Loa Village was the first housing project undertaken by the Foundation and it was started during Helga’s life.

  1. PARTNERED WITH KAUAʻI HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (KHDC)

    In the mid 1990’s the Foundation partnered with KHDC and began the development of a seven family affordable housing project in Waimea, Kauaʻi. The project was completed in 2000 when seven first-time homeowners moved into their new homes in Hauʻoli Mau Loa Village.

  2. PARTNERED WITH HAWAI'I ISLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (HICDC)

    A second housing project, Puʻuʻalalā Village, located in Pepeʻekeo, north of Hilo, is being undertaken by the Foundation in partnership with HICDC. The Village will be home to 30 families who will be owning a home for the first time.

Home Ownership

Background

For a variety of reasons, home ownership is difficult for many families in Hawai‘i to achieve, especially families with limited financial resources. Because home ownership contributes to a variety of positive outcomes for families with children, the Foundation has committed to helping families build and own a first home through two housing projects since the mid-90s. The self-help model has been used for both projects and has proven to be an effective way to construct homes and to develop an initial sense of community among the new homeowners.

Partners

Providing housing for low income families on Hawaiʻi Island

Providing affordable housing for low and moderate-income families

News & Updates


Ten families have begun work on their homes as Phase I of the three-phase homeownership project, Puʻuʻalalā Village, on Hawai‘i Island in Pepeʻekeo. Nonprofit housing developer, Hawai‘i Island Community Development Corporation, is...

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At noon on Monday, November 28, 2016, the Hawaiʻi Island skies cleared as the Reverend Daniel Akaka, Jr. led friends, board, and staff of Hawaiʻi Island Community Development Corporation (HICDC) and Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation in...

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The Hauʻoli Mau Loa Village (the “Village”), a community of seven families, is located on 4.4 acres of land in Waimea Valley on the island of Kauaʻi. The Village (which the seven families helped build) consists of seven homes, a...

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