In response to the state’s growing homeless crisis, Kahauiki Village is a plantation style community development designed to house Hawaii’s homeless families.
Inspired by the plantation lifestyle of Hawaii’s past, a cross-sector partnership with members of the public and private sectors are joining forces to address the urgent need for long-term and permanent affordable housing for local families.
Homelessness has a significant impact on the health and well being of our keiki, including the parents’ ability to find jobs and retain steady employment. Reducing family homelessness can only be achieved through a coordinated and collaborative approach that provides at-risk families the help they need, when they need it the most.
Kahauiki Village is a groundbreaking initiative that maximizes public and private resources to implement a long-term strategy aimed to achieve the following outcomes:
- Attain and permanently retain homes for homeless families
- Provide employment opportunities within walking distance for homeless parents
- Offer accommodation options for extended families