Habitat for Humanity Maui completes affordable housing project in Lahaina
LAHAINA — The remaining three families of the Kahoma Residential Subdivision recently received keys to their new homes, marking the completion of Habitat for Humanity Maui’s affordable housing project in Lahaina.
This project featured ten single-family homes offering three floor plans ranging from 850 to 1,200 square feet.
The families selected for Habitat Maui’s Homeownership Program fall within 25 to 80 percent of the Maui County median income and demonstrate a critical need for safe and affordable housing.
“Owning a home and to be able to build and teach our children as we grow together is a blessing and life lesson in itself. It is a place of gathering where we will spend the most important times in our lives. This would not have been possible without the kokua and hand up of Habitat Maui,” said partner family member Shannon Ii.
“Families thrive when they have a stable place to live,” said Family Services Director Matt Bachman.
“A stable home provides families with a sense of belonging and enables children to feel safe and ready to succeed.”
This project was led by Habitat for Humanity Maui Project Manager Justin Dudoit and brought in over 600 volunteers who contributed over 13,000 volunteer hours.
“This project would not have been successful without the continuous help of our volunteers. We had volunteers from all over the country, and many were from our local community. Everyone coming together helped to change the lives of ten families and made the dream of homeownership a reality,” said Community Relations Director Yvonne McClean.
“This is exactly what building a sense of community is about.”
The completion of the development was celebrated virtually through a Facebook Live event, which also featured the new homeowners. The event can be watched at www.facebook.com/HabitatForHumanityMaui.
Habitat for Humanity Maui’s current and upcoming projects include critical repairs and retrofits for struggling homeowners, new construction home builds for Hawaiian Home Lands lessees, and in the near future a new construction development in Hana featuring 25 single-family homes.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Maui, visit www.habitat-maui.org.