What Is HomeAid Hawaii?

HomeAid Hawaii is a non-profit provider of housing for individuals, families, and youth experiencing homelessness in Hawaii. We build and renovate shelters, properties, and housing options owned, operated, or managed by qualifying local non-profits. HomeAid Hawai`i works with our local building and development industry to give back to our communities by providing discounted or pro-bono labor, supplies, and materials for approved project applications. HomeAid Hawaii also provides support through community outreach activities which include drives (hygiene kits, diapers, food etc.), events, programs, and partnerships.

HomeAid Hawaii is the 17th Chapter of HomeAid America, which was founded in 1989 by the Orange County chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. HomeAid Hawaii was founded in partnership with the Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA Hawaii.)

Other HomeAid chapters have provided housing for more than 220,000 individuals who have been rendered temporarily homeless due to circumstances beyond their control, including:

  • Abused children
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • At-risk teens
  • Returning military veterans
  • Those who are temporarily out of work
  • Victims of natural disasters and other catastrophes

Through the generosity of Hawaii’s builders, their trade partners, financial institutions, private foundations, and the public, HomeAid Hawaii looks forward to supporting our non-profit sector, as well as government and community partners, to help house the more than 7,600 individuals and families experiencing homelessness on our streets today.

Our Mission

HomeAid Hawaii’s mission is: "Building new lives for Hawaii’s individuals and families experiencing homelessness through housing and community outreach." Although our mission gives us broad latitude to engage in building projects across the entire continuum of care, from emergency shelters to transitional housing to permanent/supportive housing options, every HomeAid project includes support services that help residents move toward self-sufficiency, such as education and job skills training, physical and emotional support, etc.