Habitat for Humanity Maui receives $35,000 from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation
WAILUKU – Habitat for Humanity Maui receives support from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation to assist with its affordable homes project in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision in Lahaina.
“The foundation is pleased to support Habitat for Humanity Maui as it provides affordable housing to the residents of Maui,” said Tertia Freas, executive director for The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation.
The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation was established in 1967 with a mission to give back to the community by helping to create a better society through its contributions.
Founder Clarence T.C. Ching played an instrumental role in various real estate developments on Oahu; however, his pride and joy of his professional career was developing an 822-unit apartment complex for low-income residents known as Kukui Gardens.
He donated all proceeds from this project into his foundation, which continues to help various charities today.
“We are extremely grateful to receive such generous support from The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation,” said Max Tornai, development director of Habitat for Humanity Maui.
This funding is helping us install plumbing and driveways on the final four homes we are building in this subdivision. This grant is a large step towards fully completing this project, which means that the dream of homeownership will soon be a reality for these families,”
The project is projected to be completed by the end of the year.
The 68-lot subdivision features ten homes built and sold by Habitat Maui.
Habitat for Humanity Maui officially became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1997.
To date, Habitat has built and renovated 127 homes on Maui, providing safe and affordable homes for over 500 people in our local community.
Habitat Maui serves individuals and families earning between 25 and 80 percent of the median income of Maui County. Its mission is to build decent housing and to renovate substandard housing on Maui in partnership with community volunteers and potential homeowners, so that homelessness and substandard housing on Maui is eliminated.