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  • You have often heard us saying there are many ways to build homes and hope with Kaua’i Habitat without doing construction. It’s true. Just look at Sandy Ambrose. Sandy has been volunteering with us for years, but you won’t find her with a hammer in hand at the job site. Where you will find her is in the studio with......

  • In observance of the holiday, ReStore will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, 2020! Have a safe and fun weekend!...

  • Things are moving right along at our ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision! On June 29th, five more families completed their final paperwork and were given the keys to their brand new homes. This is a tremendous day in the lives of these families. It’s the day when all the hard work pays off! Congratulations to the Kim, Mainaaupo, Robley, Braun and Koslowski......

  • We are so excited to welcome new neighbors to the ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision. We had planned to have a party, but as you know, the world has undergone serious changes over the last few months. What hasn’t changed is a families need for an affordable home, and our need to celebrate those families and the often long, tiring journey it......

  • Our Construction Supervisors, AmeriCorps Servicemembers, homeowners and core volunteers have been very busy making dreams come true this week. Yes, the dream of homoeownership is alive and well in our ‘Ele’ele Iluna neighborhood, especially for future homebuyers Robert Williams and Zachary Kawai who are seeing the walls go up in their future homes. The day the walls go up is......

  • Today we honor King Kamehameha. Born as a comet streaked across the sky fulfilling an ancient prophesy that the child born under this phenomenon would one day rise up as a ruler. King Kamehameha the Great created a unified island kingdom from warring tribes by demonstrating strength and intelligence. Kamehameha Day is celebrated in his honor on June 11th each......

  • Beginning as a week in 1995, and expanding into an entire month in 2002, National Homeownership Month in June shines a light on supporting the American Dream of homeownership. Homeownership leads to increased financial security, improved physical health, and educational attainment in families while decreasing children’s behavioral problems and reliance on government assistance. It has also been shown to reduce......

  • Since closing our doors to slow the spread of COVID-19 in March, Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity ReStore staff has worked diligently cleaning and organizing in order to safely reopen on Friday June 5, 2020 at noon. Safety barriers as well as protocols have been put into place to ensure a safe and pleasant atmosphere for our customers. Face masks will......

  • In the interest of our community and public health and safety, and to help do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our ReStore will be temporarily closed through April 30, 2020. This is an uncertain time, but one thing is certain, we will get through it together. Mahalo...

  • There is nothing better than seeing members of our community moving into homes they can afford. Recently we were lucky enough to witness just that. Nine wonderful families completed the building process in our ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision and were handed the keys to their new homes. Many of them had their trucks already loaded and began moving in right away.......

  • The Kaua’i Board of Realtors have been longtime supporters of Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity and have done so much for us over the years. Well, they are still at it, and their experience sure shows! This past weekend they did an outstanding job at our Anahola jobsite. It was great to see the “pros” diving right into building stairs and......

  • We have been blessed once again to be visited by a volunteer group from Trinity Western University! Trinity Western is a private Christian liberal arts university in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. These amazing college students are being led by Allan and Sylvia Kotanen and have spent more than a week working on various construction projects in our ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision.......

  • In observance of President’s Day, our administrative offices will be closed February 17, 2020. Mahalo...

  • Today we had to say farewell to one of our amazing AmeriCorps members, Maddi, who just completed her 10 1/2 months of service at Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity. AmeriCorps members donate their time helping others and addressing critical needs in the community. We are so grateful that Maddi helped us tackle the affordable housing crisis by working alongside our staff......

  • A big mahalo to all the great volunteers from Corteva Agriscience that spent the day building homes and hope alongside our staff and homebuyers! This group worked on insulation, window trim and painting in our ‘Ele’ele Iluna subdivision. It’s amazing what they got done in just one day! Mahalo volunteers!...