Archive for November 2017

Income Verification Applications Are In

For those who submitted Income Verification Applications for our current housing offering, please call the Family Services department at (808) 335.0296 extension 115, 116, or 117 to find out the order in which your application will be reviewed.

Helping home-buyers

Our goal at Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is to help those in need of a safe, decent and affordable house achieve the dream of homeownership. To achieve this goal it is imperative that we inform and educate not only on the need for affordable housing on island, but also on the process of attaining it. The need for affordable homes on Kaua‘i is great, and the process for applying can be intimidating, but we are here to help explain and walk those interested through the process. Please read the guest article in The Garden Island newspaper by our Executive Director, Stephen Spears, as he sheds light upon both the need and the process of obtaining a Kaua‘i Habitat home.

Habitat is all about helping home-buyers – The Garden Island

Welcome Global Village Thrivent

Our visiting Global Village Thrivent team has arrived and hit the ground running, painting newly construct homes in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision! Not only that, they made it into our local paper The Garden Island on their very first work day! The article highlighted not only the generous work they are doing building homes and hope while on Kaua‘i, but also their fashion sense. A few of the team members found a way to cool things down by making alterations to their work shirts. Read all about this great group by clicking here.

The Garden Island – Volunteers fashion homes 

A Precious Gift

Here at Kaua‘i Habitat we are so fortunate to meet and interact with so many generous and giving souls. Every once in a while, one of these caring individuals, steals our hearts. Recently we had a visit in our office from Meaghan and her mother Stephanie. Meaghan raised $35.00 with her friends selling lemonade at their lemonade stand. Meaghan’s father and sisters had attended Clemson University and after she heard the story of football hero Deshaun Watson, and how he grew up in a Habitat House, Meaghan was inspired to donate her earning to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity. If you are not familiar with the story of pro football player Deshaun Watson, who in college led the Clemson Tigers to a national championship, it’s a touching story of how his life was changed the day he moved into a Habitat home as a child. Watson is now an advocate of Habitat for Humanity and started a nice tradition of Clemson’s football team doing annual Habitat builds. While Meaghan was touched by his story, we are touched by hers. To see someone as young as Meaghan choose to put other peoples needs before her own, you just can’t help but be inspired.