Eleele Iluna Subdivision

Women Build Success

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017 more than 20 female volunteers spent the day building homes and hope with Kaua`i Habitat! It was all part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build week sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. The entire day was a big success!! Not only did volunteers bring lots of food and fun to the jobsite, they also completely framed enough walls for two houses in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision!! We couldn’t be more proud of all the volunteers that made this event a huge success.

No Slowing Down

Even though we have just seen two new families move into their newly constructed Kaua‘i Habitat homes, we’re not slowing down one bit. Foundation work is well underway on the next homes in this phase of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision.

Sneak Peak

Our newest group of future homeowners received a sneak peak of what their new homes may look like at our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision. This group of fourteen families were able to tour a nearly completed home from the previous phase of construction. It was a way for them to see the layout and ask questions about the different finishes their new homes may have.  What an exciting time for these families! It was great for them to see the end result of what the next several months of hard work will produce.

Groundbreaking at `Ele`ele Iluna

Today we celebrate! Soon infrastructure work will begin on Phase IIB of our `Ele`ele Iluna subdivision. This means more families on Kaua`i will have access to a safe, decent and affordable home. Today we held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off this phase which will provide an additional 59 buildable lots in the subdivision. img_0327img_0332img_0330img_0339

Mahalo PMRF

Niau Kanahele, PMRF, Siding (2) Niau Kanahele, PMRF, Siding (4)A big Mahalo to the Navy personnel from PMRF who volunteered to build homes and hope with Kaua‘i Habitat today!! With their help the siding went up on the future Niau-Kanahele home.

Welcome to the neighborhood

Two more families closed on their homes in our `Ele`ele Iluna subdivision this week. We are so happy for them. Seeing the houses go up is good, but watching the families moving into their new homes is great! Welcome to the neighborhood!!! Certificate of occupancycertificate of occupancy edit

Move in Day

While two families in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision were watching the walls raised on their future homes, two others were moving in to their completed homes just down the street. This week Marti Smith and Nick Wehrly received their certificates of occupancy, which means moving day has arrived. Congratulations Marti and Nick, we couldn’t be happier that the two of you are moving into your new homes. Move in day Marti Smith (1) Move in Day Nick Wehrly (1)

Walls Raised in Eleele Iluna

It’s a very busy time for Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity! Two more families on Kaua‘i are watching the walls go up on their future homes. We couldn’t be happier for the Pundyke and Niau-Kanahele families. We will continue fighting the affordable housing crisis on Kaua‘i one house at a time. Darrell and Delilah Pundyke(1) wall raising Niau-Kanahele

Big Day for Kaua`i Families

DSCN0557The wait for an affordable house on Kaua‘i is over for six well deserving families. On Friday, May 27th, 2016 Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity dedicated it’s first six homes of phase II of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna neighborhood project. The dedication included a blessing and key passing ceremony for the homes of Marti Smith, Nick Wehrly, Jeremy and Rebekah Albano, Cory Carveiro and Kawehi Harris, Frank and Shana Cruz, and Nalani (Lefty) Kanahele. It was a huge milestone for Kaua‘i Habitat, as years of preparation and hard work have led to this moment. Seeing so many families smiling and knowing they are securing their futures makes it all worth while. The work continues as we strive for a world where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable home. 123A0102 123A0091 123A0058 123A0081 123A0073 123A0117

Women Build the Community

Once again Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity was chosen as one of the affiliates to participate in National Women Build week! This year we joined more than 17,000 volunteers in 320 communities to build homes and hope. Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement, that encourages women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities. In our community more than 20 volunteers joined forces with habitat staff and homeowners to paint the exterior of the future home of Frank and Shana Cruz. The Cruz home is one of 12 new homes being built in phase II of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision. Mahalo to all the volunteers that made this event such a tremendous success! You can read all about it in the article published by The Garden Island.

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