12 homes for Native Hawaiians to be built in Kauai

HONOLULU (AP) - Construction on 12 Kauai homes for Native Hawaiians will begin next month. The nonprofit Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement made the announcement on Wednesday.

A council statement says families have been working with the group and the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to qualify for financing.

They also have participated in pre-construction training workshops on floor plans, cost estimates and government permitting.

The homes will be built in the Piilani Mai Ke Kai subdivision in Anahola and are the first in a series of self-help housing projects to be built on Kauai, Oahu and Molokai over the next 18 months.

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