New affordable homes coming to Kilauea

Jim Karlovsky

This new housing project will create 11 affordable homes in Kilauea. The first new construction by Permanently Affordable Living Kaua‘i (PAL), called Kauhale O Namahana, will be located across the street from the Kilauea post office. These single-family homes, ranging from two to five bedrooms, will feature views of Namahana Mountain and the Kalihiwai Valley.

It's stated that the developers see these homes as a means of addressing the ongoing housing crisis and emphasize the sustainable features of the development, including solar panels, edible landscaping, and electric-vehicle charging stations. They have broken ground and plan to be completed early 2023.

These homes, when completed, will be offered to families making 120% annual median income or below $112,100 for a family of four, with preference given to those already living and working in Kilauea.

The County of Kauai Homebuyers Program will select the prospective buyers from a list. In order to get on the list, first-time Kauai home buyers must register for Homebuyer Education classes with a HUD-approved education and counseling agency. Hawaii HomeOwnership Center offers this course. Click here for more info: HI Home Ownership www.hihomeownership.org/homebuyer-education-schedules.

Once the course has been completed, the homebuyers must submit a certificate of achievement and a Kaua‘i Resident Affordable Home Buyer Registration Form to the County Housing Agency to be placed on the Affordable Housing Waitlist. They will then inform you when affordable homes are for sale.

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