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.


Meet The Builder Captain Team 

Donating Time and Professional Services

Builder Team Consultants & Donors

Harry Saunders, Castle and Cooke Homes Hawaii
Darian Chun, Castle and Cooke Homes Hawaii
​Daryl Takamiya, Castle and Cooke Homes Hawaii
Jed Miyazaki, Castle and Cooke Homes Hawaii
Ken Sakurai, Coastal Construction Company Inc.
Marshall Prather, PSH! Design Group
Ryan Watanabe, M. Watanabe Electrical

Mike Goshi, Design Partners Inc.
Ryan Kamo, Design Partners Inc.
Randolph Bautista, Design Partners Inc.
Kevin Fujikawa, Takano Nakamura Landscaping
David Oifer and Linda Zarchin
Stanford Carr Development
Kevin Carney, EAH Housing
Colleen Mizuno, Unlimited Construction
Albert C. Kobayashi
Isle Communities
Jonathan Kam, Moss Construction
Doug Johnstone, Howard Hughes Corporation - Hawaii
Emily Rosenbaum, Hawaii Lighting Reps
Paul Irwin, Elemental LED
Robin Lim, Geolabs
Gerald Seki, Geolabs
Keith Uemura, Park Engineering
Sean Sugai, Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates Inc.
Ken Hayashida, Kai Hawaii
Tim Goshi, Kai Hawaii
Kale Flagg, Energy Optimization Services
Brian Yee, Hawaii Gas
Cliff Tillotson, Prometheus Construction
Troy Ogasawara, Geotech
Paul Adachi, Paul's Electrical
Jon Rapisura, Coastal Contruction Co., Inc.
Bob Weigel, Unitek
Michael Chen, ADON
Chris Williams, ADON
Dawn Tanaka, ADON
Jose Zetino, ADON
Ashkan Zeinalzadeh, ADON
Phoebe Tse, ADON
Jae Kwak, ADON
Paul Orem, Photonworks
Enviro Services
Irene Tsang, InSynergy
Matthew Chan, InSynergy
Jerry Lum-Akana, InSynergy
Jason Huynh, InSynergy
Kawika McKeague, G70
Kauahi Ching, G70
Kenneth Young, GP Roadway Solutions
Mike Fujimoto, HPM Roofing
Paul Kay, Hunt Development Group
Alex Dosen, Kalaeloa Water Company
Stuart Lowe, Lifeline Fire and Security
Jalene Kanani, Noho Home
Fred Patterson, Patterson Sales
Stan Duncan, PBR Hawaii
Jalene Hitzman, Prosec Flooring
Leonard Leong, Royal Contracting
Jade Richardson, Road Builders Corporation
Terrance Chun, Road Builders Corporation
Kendall Leonard, Architectural Intern 
Taylor Maertens, Mid City Restaurant Supply


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Alan Ong

A&M Developments Inc.


Russ Wozniak

I-On Group LLC

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Chad Johnston

Wayfinder Pacific


Ryan Watanabe

M. Watanabe Electrical


Jake Johnson

Hale Partners