News & Events

When you think of a Habitat Team Build, the first thing that comes to mind is building homes. But often more than that is produced while spending the day working side by side serving others. I couldn't help thinking that on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, when twelve employees from Rent-A-Center arrived on the 'Ele'ele Iluna jobsite. The team members all work...

We've been very fortunate over the years to have service members from AmeriCorps building homes, communities and hope with us. For the past several years we've hosted two service members a year, each serving terms of 10 1/2 months. Well this year the Kaua'i Habitat 'Ohana grew by four, as the number of AmeriCorps members volunteering with us doubled. AmeriCorps mission...

In an amazing display of the aloha spirit, a build team from Layton Construction arrived at our 'Ele'ele Iluna jobsite to work alongside our homebuyers as they did construction on their new homes. This isn't the first time the nationally ranked construction company has done something like this. In fact the Kaua'i branch of the company, which has offices throughout...

It was a beautiful day on Friday, August 26th, 2022 as Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity passed the keys to five new affordable homes on Kaua‘i. You could see trucks packed with belongings parked nearby as families received their keys and prepared to move into their new homes.  The deserving homebuyers who received their keys were Dexter Corpuz, Keoki Pantorilla, Bradley...

Fun was had by all at the 2022 Visitor Industry Charity Walk. It was nice to see the return of the annual event after being cancelled the past two years due to the pandemic. Kaua'i Habitat was happy to participate and raise funds for the event that will share it's proceeds with the many nonprofits on island that work endlessly...

Kaua'i Habitat for Humanity is excited to introduce Nicole Pacanas as our new Volunteer Program Manager. Nicole comes to the position with the unique advantage of experiencing the nonprofits volunteer program from every aspect. She and her family were in the first group of homebuyers in the second phase of the 'Ele'ele Iluna subdivision. So she was initially introduced to...

Hawai'i Habitat for Humanity Association, Inc. and Kaua'i Habitat for Humanity are excited to announce the July 1st launch of the Hawai'i Village Build program. This program will replace the discontinued Global Village program, that once brought much needed volunteers from other states to Hawai'i to build homes. Habitat for Humanity International’s travel and build program, Global Village, contributed a sustainable...

Kaua'i Habitat for Humanity is excited to welcome our newest AmeriCorps service member who will be building homes, communities and hope alongside our staff and homebuyer families for the next 10.5 months. Anthony Boudreau is coming to us from Boston, Massachusetts where he has been working with Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston for most of the past year. While in...

We could not let Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month pass without highlighting the tremendous impact on affordable housing on island, made by LaFrance Kapaka-Arboleda of Anahola. The late LaFrance Kapaka-Arboleda, known to many as "Auntie LaFrance," was a respected cultural resource and very active in the Hawaiian community. She was known as a champion of the underprivileged, and...