New kauhale homeless community in Kalaeloa sees first tiny home
By Craig T. Kojima |
November 25, 2020
Harry Saunders, president of the board of directors of HomeAid Hawaii and president of Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, and Lt. Governor Josh Green looked at foundations for homes.
Hawaii’s first “kauhale” community to provide permanent housing for homeless people showed signs of promise on Wednesday when a hui of builders revealed to city and state officials the first of 36 planned tiny homes in Kalaeloa.
"Building captains" Chad Johnston, left, and Alan Ong, have worked on the Kalaeloa project.
A nearly 2,000-square-foot, former Navy warehouse is scheduled to be converted to provide a communal kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, medical clinic and communal areas. But the roof and beams first have to be replaced after a fire.
Haley Baird of Engel & Volkers stands in one of the homes in Kalaeloa.