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Nani Medeiros is the Executive Director of HomeAid Hawaii, a non-profit formed by Hawaii’s building and development industry to provide housing and community outreach for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. HomeAid Hawaii is the seventeenth chapter of the national non-profit HomeAid America. Ms. Medeiros is responsible for managing the successful start-up of the non-profit while building HomeAid Hawaii’s relationships with non-profit homelessness service providers, funders, government, and community members. Ms. Medeiros works to identify potential projects and programs in Hawaii’s non-profit industry that are intended to house individuals and families experiencing homelessness. When HomeAid Hawaii adopts a project, that project’s construction, development, or renovation costs can be reduced by up to 50% thru in-kind or discount services, materials, and supplies from our building industry supporters.
Born and raised in Mililani and Kaimuki on the island of Oahu, Ms. Medeiros attended Iolani School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she studied Political Science. She has over twenty years of experience in public policy and advocacy in the legislative and executive branches of government, as well as the private non-profit sector. She previously served for six years as Director of Policy and Public Affairs with the Hawaii Primary Care Association, representing Hawaii’s community health centers and underserved populations.
Ms. Medeiros serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Human Services (IHS), the largest service provider for individuals and families experiencing homelessness on Oahu. She is the Chair of the External Affairs Committee and Development Committee, and has served on the board for five years. Ms. Medeiros also serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority. In addition to these boards, Ms. Medeiros is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Public Health Fund Committee, and Friends of Youth Outreach. A deep commitment to her community, and to end homelessness in Hawaii, drive Ms. Medeiros to be active, engaged, and compassionate around the crisis of homelessness.