Honolulu (September 6, 2018) — On Saturday, September 8th, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity will break ground on four new homes in Waimanalo. This project is made possible through a collaboration with the Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Hardware Hawaii.
"This project is a shining example of how our mission works. Four hardworking families earning an opportunity to better their lives. Great partners like the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands recognizing that our programs can be a perfect fit for Native Hawaiian families. And Hardware Hawaii, who have partnered with us to develop housing models that are affordable, beautiful and meet the needs of the families," said Jim Murphy, Executive Director of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity.
"The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands appreciates our partnership with Honolulu Habitat and the work they do to assist our families on their path toward permanent homeownership. Congratulations to Honolulu Habitat and the beneficiary families who will benefit from this important partnership." Jobie Masagatani, Chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission
"Hardware Hawaii is excited to be a part of this very special day, as we partner with Habitat for Humanity, on the 4 homes in the Kaka'ina subdivision, in beautiful Waimanalo. We have been serving our Hawaii contractors and Hawaii homeowners for over 64 years and this continues to deepen our roots in our community with special projects like this one. Four families are being blessed with the helping hands and hearts of Habitat for Humanity and we are truly honored to be a part of it all. " Kehau Amorin, Hardware Hawaii
Saturday's groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 9am in Waimanalo on what will soon become one of the four homes to be built. (Next to Seventh Day Adventist Church, 41-592 Poalima Street).
This homes will continue Honolulu Habitat's mission and commitment to build 40 homes in the next 5 years!
Funding for the cost of construction is provided by the Department of Hawaiian Home Land's NAHASDA program.
Habitat homes are sold, not given, to approved homeowner applicants. Homeowners pay zero-interest monthly mortgage payments toward the full ownership of their homes. Moving into and owning a Honolulu Habitat home improves the quality of life for its residents, not only in the physical surroundings but also by instilling a sense of pride and responsibility that comes with homeownership.
Honolulu Habitat develops and funds each home project relying on volunteers, local businesses and contractors to receive in-kind donations of material and labor in order to reduce the overall cost.
ABOUT HONOLULU HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity applications are reviewed by Honolulu Habitat's Family Selection Committee, using the selection criteria in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, ability, religion, national origin, family status or marital status, or because all or part of income is derived from any public assistance program.