WAIMANALO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A local non-profit is taking the first step to help future homeowners in Hawaii.
On Saturday, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity broke ground on four new homes in Waimanalo.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is providing funds for the cost of construction and Hardware Hawaii is helping to complete the project.
The houses will be built next to the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Poalima Street.
"This project is a shining example of how our mission works. Four hardworking families earning an opportunity to better their lives," Jim Murphy, Executive Director of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity said. "Great partners like the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands recognizing that our programs can be a perfect fit for Native Hawaiian families."
The homeowners will make zero-interest monthly mortgage payments toward the full ownership of their homes. For more information on Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, click here.
The organization has goal of building 40 homes on Oahu over the next five years.