Those who benefit from growing our economy, have a responsibility to help those left behind.
Homeless service providers in Hawaii struggle to operate with limited resources, particularly when it comes to facilities repair, maintenance, acquisition, and construction.
Hawaii's building industry has stepped up to help by offering materials, labor, and professional services pro-bono and deeply discounted. HomeAid Hawaii, a nonprofit privately formed and funded by Oahu developers and builders, launched this housing program in January 2016.
In 24 months they have completed six housing projects that provided architectural assessments, renovations, electrical, plumbing, appliances, and furnishings. They have repaired the roofs of Oahu's two largest shelters. They are on track to have donated $500K in construction services through this program, and 99% of this work, carried out by licensed professionals and building industry members, has been pro-bono.
They have five more housing projects in development. To learn more about what Hawaii's developers are doing to end homelessness visit their website. www.homeaid.org.