18 Nov KHfH Awarded Chan Zuckerberg Kaua’i Community Fund Grant
Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that it has been awarded grants totaling $4.85 million from Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg through the Chan Zuckerberg Kauai Community Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation. The grants will be used toward construction of affordable housing units in Kaua‘i Habitat’s Waimea Huakai subdivision, Anahola, and the upcoming Kauhale O Waipouli project, with additional funding available for property acquisition.
Since 1992, Kaua‘i Habitat has built 223 affordable homes and made critical repairs to 37 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 Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Habitat’s Board of Directors is committed to seeking future opportunities to provide affordable housing.
“We are grateful for the support of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, whose vision of strengthening and empowering our community directly aligns with Habitat’s vision of providing a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Board President Doug Haigh.
Executive Director Milani Pimental stated, “This generous funding does so much more than provide housing. It creates opportunities for individuals and families to transform their lives through homeownership. Habitat has achieved so much since its founding, and through this partnership we can continue to provide solutions to our housing problem and opportunities for people to thrive.”
“Access to safe, reliable housing is crucial to a person’s ability to thrive, and supports a stronger, healthier, and more inclusive community,” said Priscilla Chan. “We’re honored to support Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity as they help individuals and families on Kaua’i.”