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The work of Habitat for Humanity on Kauai began during the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki in 1992. By the end of that year, construction had begun on the affiliate’s first home in Anahola, on Hawaiian Homelands.
Since 1992 we have partnered with Dept. of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) to build homes island wide on scattered lots owned by DHHL and leased to individuals and families registered with them. Beginning in 2013 Habitat began new builds on remaining lots in their Piilani Mai Ke Kai subdivision in Anahola.
A total of 97 homes have been completed on Hawaiian Home Lands as of December 31, 2017.
Today, our partnership continues with the State Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands to provide affordable housing opportunities to native Hawaiian lessees. Lessees are required to apply for Hawaiian Home Lands and must meet certain eligibility requirements, including being 18 years or older and a native Hawaiian as defined by the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) Act of 1921.
Learn about our current projects in partnership with Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands and how to apply.
From 2012 through 2014 Kauai Habitat focused on repairs and renovation work around the island. Residents came to us with needs for repairs such as roof replacement, electrical and plumbing upgrades, installation of solar panels and photovoltaic systems, and an addition of features like wheelchair ramps. A program was established through seed money from generous foundation donors which enabled us to complete 29 projects around the island.