Strengthening Hawaii's Communities
House Maui Initiative

The House Maui initiative is a diverse group of community-minded organizations, business, and individuals dedicated to creating a sustainable housing market capable of providing homes for all Maui residents.

Hawai‘i Community Foundation is the convener of this initiative.

For more information, email us at housemaui@hcf-hawaii.org. Or, sign up for our updates below.

OUR MISSION

House Maui will break down the barriers that restrict the creation of affordable housing; increasing the production of homes that local residents can afford and growing the supply of rental housing so that future generations of residents can continue to call Maui home.

OUR PROMISE

We will cultivate the conditions to create more affordable housing supply on Maui by:

  1. Increasing the pipeline of qualified renters and new homebuyers
  2. Building political and community support for more housing
  3. Identifying tools and policies that accelerate housing production
  4. Growing a knowledge base of decision makers on affordable housing issues
  5. Enhancing existing data collecting and reporting capabilities

WHAT WE DO

House Maui will provide direct services that enhance Maui residents’ opportunities to access affordable housing, provide decision-makers with accurate information and data-driven solutions and serve as the go-to resource on Maui Housing issues.

Education
Awareness campaigns

Research
Market studies, best practices, qualitative and quantitative

Policy
Development and engagement

Programs
Buyer/renter pipeline development

Advocacy
Organizing, training, and activation

Convener
Thought leader establishment

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For more information email us at housemaui@hcf-hawaii.org

House Maui Grantees:

  • Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows Program
    Support of leadership development focused on growing young leaders to better address Maui Nui’s challenges ($25K for 2021 cohort)
  • Hale Makua Health Services
    A community-led master planning project to develop resources for kupuna in Central Maui ($75K for pre-development costs)
  • Hawaiian Community Assets
    Financial Opportunity Center in Wailuku ($250K/year for three years)

Shelʻle, Samson, and their 8-year-old daughter live in Wailuku. The couple is working with the Financial Opportunity Center to support their readiness to purchase a home on Maui. The couple recently put in an offer and are working with the HCA Match Savings program to support a down payment.

Live on Maui and need support in how to achieve an affordable rental or home of your own?

Now open in Wailuku, a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) has launched as a public-private partnership by Maui County, Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) and Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) to help thousands of residents qualify for permanent affordable housing. HCA’s certified counselors provide free individualized counseling to assist Maui residents in creating a financial action plan to build savings, pay down debt and improve credit with the goal of securing and sustaining permanent, affordable housing. Services also include assistance with enrollment in grant or loan programs that can help with rental deposits or payment for the first month, a down payment or closing costs on a house, and career coaching that can help individuals increase their income and ability to rent or own their own homes.

Maui residents interested in receiving no-cost FOC services and products can Apply Here.

Call 808-727-8870 to talk with a certified counselor
Email mauifoc@hawaiiancommunity.net to learn more
Office Address: Hawaiian Community Assets
24 N. Church Street, Suite 210, Wailuku, HI 96793
Note: In-person appointments with proper social distancing can also be accommodated.

Resources

May 4, 2021 - Maui News, Guest Column, Micah Kāne, CEO & President, HCF
June 15, 2020 - Maui Now, Financial Opportunity Center to Help Thousands into Housing
Dec 3, 2020 - Press Release, Financial Opportunity Center Now Open In Wailuku
2019 & 2020 - Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Maui Regional Plans