Kauhale is a new approach to offer housing for neighbors who have experienced persistent homelessness. The development and operations of kauhale will be modeled (in part) after Community First Village in Austin, TX - a 51 acre master-planned community successfully housing Austin's chronically homeless population.
As a community-centered model, kauhale provide the opportunity to thrive for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. They are an answer to the unmet need and desire of neighbors who are homeless who seek a community to call home. HomeAid Hawaii is partnering with government to explore developing kauhale on available state land. Currently four parcels have been identified as possibilities. Check out our SPOTLIGHT below on the 36 tiny home unit Kalaeloa Kauhale.
Kauhale SPOTLIGHT: Kama'okū
HomeAid Hawaii partnered with Hawaii Lt. Governor Josh Green and the State of Hawaii Public Housing Authority to develop Kama'okū, Hawaii's first master-planned kauhale. Located in Kalaeloa, Oahu, Kama'okū consists of 37 tiny homes, a community center providing shared bathroom facilities, a commercial kitchen, lounge, medical clinic, laundry room, pavilion, and BBQ cabana. HomeAid Hawaii, our industry partners, donors, and community volunteers donated over $2.6 million in labor, materials, and service to develop and build Kama'okū.
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