Hawaiian Homesteads Backlog

September 9, 2019

Source: Hawaii Business Magazine

28,000 Native Hawaiians are on the home lands waiting list. Getting more of them into homes or farms will take partnerships, collaborations and a willingness to try different things. Here are some ideas.

How We Are Participating
Hawaiian Community Assets has also worked with Kapili Like Hawai‘i, a construction industry vocational training nonprofit that is building affordable two-, three- and four-bedroom homes with attached accessory dwelling units on homesteads. (The homes are Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant.) Six houses are in the works in existing homestead neighborhoods in Papakōlea and Waimānalo, say founders Scotty Reis-Moniz and Randa U‘ilani Rogers-Fonoti. The homes will be rebuilds, but they hope this type of home will become models for future homestead housing, especially since many existing homes are multigenerational.

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