Four Families Move Into New Habitat HousingFebruary 15, 2017, 3:00 PM HST (Updated February 16, 2017, 10:53 AM) · 1 Comment
Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii has just completed construction of four new homes in the Kamakoa Nui Affordable Workforce Housing Project, a County of Hawai‘i project aimed at providing affordable housing for low-income families having to travel 30 miles or more each day to get to work.
“We are so pleased that these homes have been completed and now we can get the families moved in,” Executive Director Patrick Hurney said. “It’s been great to work with the county on this, and it will be exciting now to watch these families’ lives change for the better.”
Two more homes under construction as part of this project will be completed in the spring, providing two more families with an opportunity to live affordably and close to their place of employment.
Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii has now completed 32 homes on the west side of the Big Island, from Hawi to South Point. Later this year, Habitat will be adding 10 more homes to that number during its second 10-day Blitz Build. Between Sept. 13 and 23, 10 homes will be added to the La‘i ‘Opua neighborhood in Kealakehe, where, in 2012, Habitat built five homes in 10 days, creating a community that today is thriving.
“The 2017 Blitz Build will be the largest impact Habitat West Hawaii has ever made in such a short amount of time,” said Patrick Hurney. “Right now, planning is underway to engage volunteers, sponsors, and donations, and we are extremely pleased with the community’s response so far.
More information about the Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii Blitz Build 2017, including ways to participate, is available online.
About Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii
Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global, non-profit housing organization. Habitat West Hawaii works with low-income families to help them build a safe, decent, and affordable place that they can call home. Habitat West Hawaii is volunteer driven and relies on donation to help our partner families. To date, Habitat West Hawaii has completed 32 news homes, 36 critical home repairs, and 24 Neighborhood Revitalization Projects.