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Habitat Maui holds groundbreaking ceremony for ten homes in Lahaina

By Staff | Aug 24, 2017

The Kahoma Residential Subdivision is located just south of the Kahoma Stream Flood Control Channel and Lahaina Business Park.

LAHAINA – Habitat for Humanity Maui on Aug. 12 held a ground breaking and lot selection ceremony for the ten homes it will be building in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision in Lahaina.

Habitat Maui received 142 applications for the ten single-family homes it is building as part of this subdivision.

Applicants were screened to ensure they met Habitat’s criteria to be a “partner homeowner,” and those who passed were entered into a lottery overseen by Carol Reimann, Maui County’s director of Housing & Human Concerns.

Reimann was present for the groundbreaking and lot selection ceremony. “Kudos to Habitat for making homeownership a reality for working families in Maui! It was chicken-skin as families made their lot selections,” she said.

Habitat Maui is raising funds to help build these ten homes in Lahaina, as well as a new home build in the Waiohuli Hawaiian Homelands Upcountry and two renovations in Wailuku.

Lillian and Chandler Green pick their lot.

Habitat is holding a 20th Anniversary Celebration fundraiser at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. The event will include dinner, a casino room, a live rock and roll band, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $195/person and come with $100 in “funny money” chips for the casino room.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity Maui’s programs or events, call 242-1140 or visit www.habitat-maui.org.