Since taking the reins in 2007, and building upon his many years of experience both in Hawai‘i and West Virginia, Stephen has brought the Kaua‘i affiliate through major growth and transition. Under his leadership, Kaua‘i Habitat is developing the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna site of 107 affordable homes, has built the internal capacity of the affiliate, and has grown the size of the affiliate from small to medium. In addition to the 125 fee simple home ownership opportunities for low income families, Stephen pioneered the affiliate’s expansion to working with families that had their own land, creative use of federal funding for lot purchase, and the new Repair and Renovation program. Stephen’s many years of Habitat experience in Hawai‘i and West Virginia have helped position the Kaua‘i affiliate toward enabling even more affordable home ownership opportunities to Kaua‘i’s families in need.
Our construction supervisors work onsite to oversee daily construction tasks at Habitat home sites. They coordinate all phases of construction and provides necessary instruction and direction to volunteers, AmeriCorps staff and homebuyers as they build their homes.
AmeriCorps National Members are employees of the U.S. Government under the Corporation for National and Community Service. They serve 10.5-month terms at Habitat affiliates to provide unpaid volunteer assistance to homebuyers in building their homes.
The following staff members assist with ReStore operations, provide customer service, and coordinate the acceptance of goods and materials to present for resale:
Through the generosity of donors like Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Hawaiian Airlines, Alexander & Baldwin, Dow, Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, and individuals, Kauai Habitat stands ready to assist income-qualified residents with their repair or rebuilding needs during the long road of disaster recovery.