The Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) has selected EAH Housing, one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States, to develop the Kahului Civic Center Mixed-Use Complex.
“We are thrilled to be moving forward on this much-needed housing community in Kahului,” said Laura Hall, CEO of EAH Housing. “Maui is one of the country’s most constricted markets, and the EAH Housing team is proud to lend a hand and move forward our mission of providing high-quality, affordable housing opportunities to those most in need.”
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, more than 41,000 or nearly one-quarter of Hawai‘i’s rental households report incomes at or below the national poverty guidelines, thus classified as “extremely low income.” With a deficit of more than 27,000 affordable housing units, Hawai‘i’s housing market stands at a critical juncture. The Kahului Civic Center Mixed-Use Complex is designed to address this critical need for affordable housing on Maui, providing affordable and workforce housing for individuals and families earning between 30% and 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
“As we continually work to find innovative solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Hawai‘i, commitments to developing housing for our most-vulnerable residents are sorely needed and warmly welcomed,” said Governor Josh Green, M.D. “I look forward to the positive difference this project will make for residents on Maui, and I commend EAH Housing for its commitment to making Maui a more affordable and vibrant place to live.”