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Volunteers keep Habitat homes moving

It couldn’t be said any better! Volunteers truly do keep Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity homes moving! Read the article published in The Garden Island highlighting our latest group of Global Village volunteers as they build homes, community and hope!

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It’s official!

We are so pleased to announce that Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity has acquired much needed land to continue building homes, community and hope on Kaua‘i. Read the details in this article published in The Garden Island newspaper.

Kauai Habitat gets more land

Kaua`i Habitat announces new offering for affordable housing opportunities in `Ele`ele Iluna Subdivision

October 2, 2017
For Immediate Release

Contact: Catherine Shiningstar Ka‘auwai
808-335-0296 x117  |



Hanapēpē, Hawai‘i – Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is announcing a new offering for affordable housing (house and lot) in Kaua‘i Habitat’s ‘Ele‘ele Iluna Subdivision. Individuals who are interested in applying to the Habitat self-help homebuyer program must fall within low income guidelines and meet other program requirements. Those interested should call the office at: 808-335-0296 ext. 115, 116, or 117 to register for one of the informational meetings that will be held in October. Those interested are highly encouraged to attend one of the informational meetings later this month where applications will be available.

Meeting Dates, Place & Times:

  • Saturday, 10/21/17 9:00am     Chiefess Kamakahelei Cafeteria (Lihue)
  • Monday, 10/23/17 6:00pm      Waimea Canyon School Cafeteria
  • Thursday, 10/26/17 6:00pm    Chiefess Kamakahelei Cafeteria (Lihue)


  • You must be a “first time homeowner”, meaning that you have NOT owned a home or had your name on the title of a home in the last 3 years.
  • Your “Total” gross household income must be between 30% and 80% of Kaua`i Median Income (see chart below).  Note, “Total” gross income means the income (before deductions) from all people that will be living in the house who are over the age of 18.
  • You (household members) must be willing to partner, in good faith, with Kaua`i Habitat to build your home & put in sweat equity as needed per week while building your home and those of others.
  • You must have sufficient income after your debt and bills to be able to make the mortgage payment on your home.  See chart below for the estimated purchase price of these homes.

As of April 14, 2017, suggested allowable gross income to qualify is:


Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is an equal oppportunity provider and employer. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.



About Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity

Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical, nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. Its mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses, through volunteer and homeowner labor.

Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity also operates ReStore®, which sells new and used discounted building and construction materials and household items. Since 1992 Kaua‘i Habitat has built 137 affordable homes and made critical repairs to 29 existing homes for Kaua’i families whose household income is between 30-80% of the median Kaua‘i income. Because the critical need for affordable housing continues to persist on our island, Kaua‘i Habitat has pledged to scale up our capacity and build our next 100 homes before the next decade.

Hammers N’ Ales – an Island style Oktoberfest

What a great event! Sample more than 30 beers! Enjoy food from some of the best restaurants on Island! Listen to live music! Support a great cause! All for $55 online/$65 at the door! Get your tickets today!

Who’s a Happy Camper

Who’s a happy camper? Well our newest AmeriCorps member for one. Nikita Wilson will be spending the next 10 1/2 months building homes and hope with us as a Construction Supervisor. She has only just arrived and already made it into our local paper, The Garden Island. She wasn’t the only happy camper we know. Our staff and homebuyers were also sharing the happiness in Dennis Fujimoto’s feature in Mondays edition.

Read Happy Camper for Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Dow AgroSciences builds with Kauai Habitat

Kaua‘i Habitat staff and homebuyer Lance Kauwe had a blast building with Team Dow AgroSciences on Wednesday, August 2. Over a dozen employees from Dow came out to install roofing material and siding on the future home of Lance and Jaime Kauwe. Mahalo to The Dow Chemical Company for the generous house sponsorship and Team Dow AgroSciences for building homes and hope on Kaua‘i!

Fidel Serapio and Fidencio Sagigi working with the siding crew

Team Dow AgroSciences and Kauwe ‘ohana

Dow employee Alicia Vea applies sealant before installing ridge vent on roof

Global Village volunteers sweep in to help

Our visiting Global Village team is doing an amazing job building homes and hope on Kaua`i. So much in fact that they captured the attention of The Garden Island newspaper this weekend. Enjoy this great story as published in The Garden Island!

Click here to read “Global Village volunteers sweep in to help”

Housing market beyond reach for locals

The need for affordable housing on Kaua`i is very real. Read this article published in The Garden Island newspaper on how the housing market is beyond reach for many locals.  It highlights the struggles local families face when trying to find an affordable place to live on Kaua‘i.

Click here to read “Housing market beyond reach for many locals as published in The Garden Island.

Kaua`i Habitat and Rotary Club of Poipu Beach Join Forces

This past Saturday nearly three dozen volunteers from Kaua`i Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach worked together to make much needed improvements to Salt Pond Beach Park. The group partnered to repaint several of the pavilions and picnic tables at the park. This community service project was held as part of the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach’s participation with the Weinberg Friends Program of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., which supports housing programs for the poor and needy. The Rotary Club of Poipu Beach has designated the $10,000 Friends of Weinberg Foundation Grant to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity. To read more about this event as it appeared in The Garden Island newspaper click here.

Women Build is Coming

Look who is getting ready for Women Build Week! Our amazing #AmeriCorps volunteer Jillian shows off her fancy new hammer in preparation for the national event sponsored by Lowe’s. Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, from May 6-14, invites women to devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities. #WomenBuild #Lowes