Waimea Huakai


Waimea – at Waimea Canyon Drive and Huakai Road

Project Details:

  • Property size: 4.5 acres
  • Purchase completed in November 2017

Housing Units:

  • Housing Type: Ownership – single-family
  • Ownership Type: Fee Simple, house and lot
  • Number of Homes:
    • 32 (mix of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom homes)
    • all homes to be constructed as self-help owner builds with technical support from Kaua`i Habitat for Humanity and assistance from volunteers

Current Status:

  • Housing Offering launched 3/22/21 and closed on 5/14/21
  • 8 new home starts in August 2022
    • 2 homes completed in June 2023
    • 6 homes in finish stages; target completion 9/22/23
  • 5 new home starts in August 2023
  • 5 new homes starts projected for October 2023
  • Selection and qualification of remaining 14 homebuyers is in process

More about the project:

In November 2017 Kauai Habitat for Humanity purchased 6.5 acres of land in Waimea from Kikiaola Land Co. Ltd. Realizing the growing need for housing and increased density, Kauai Habitat began a partnership with the County of Kauai Housing Agency and the Ahe Group. The joint project in Waimea will provide a much-needed mix of 35 multi-family rental units to be developed by the Ahe Group and 32 single family for sale units to be developed by Kauai Habitat.


A public meeting was held on June 13, 2018, in Waimea to offer information on the proposed design and project details. Public input was requested on a draft environmental assessment prepared for the project.


The subdivision project received final approval in May 2019. Infrastructure work is complete. Construction of homes is underway.


For information about the purchase of this parcel, read the news release: Kauai Habitat purchases land for affordable housing development in Waimea.


Click here to read an article from The Garden Island News about this land purchase.