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Hawaii’s first tiny home project for the homeless ready for residents

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                                Kama‘oku, the new “kauhale” housing project in Kalealoa, features 37 homes. The 100-square-foot homes were designed to face each other to promote a sense of community among residents. Each resident is expected to pay $500 a month in rent. Standing at the door of one of the units on Tuesday was Nani Medeiros, executive director of HomeAid Hawaii.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kama‘oku, the new “kauhale” housing project in Kalealoa, features 37 homes. The 100-square-foot homes were designed to face each other to promote a sense of community among residents. Each resident is expected to pay $500 a month in rent. Standing at the door of one of the units on Tuesday was Nani Medeiros, executive director of HomeAid Hawaii.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Nani Medeiros, left, executive director of HomeAid Hawaii, and Ryan Watanabe, vice president of M. Watanabe Electrical, walked past a covered outdoor pavilion on Tuesday.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Nani Medeiros, left, executive director of HomeAid Hawaii, and Ryan Watanabe, vice president of M. Watanabe Electrical, walked past a covered outdoor pavilion on Tuesday.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Each tiny house at Kama‘oku is furnished, wired for electricity and comes with a ceiling fan.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Each tiny house at Kama‘oku is furnished, wired for electricity and comes with a ceiling fan.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kama‘oku, the new “kauhale” housing project in Kalealoa, features 37 homes. The 100-square-foot homes were designed to face each other to promote a sense of community among residents. Each resident is expected to pay $500 a month in rent.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kama‘oku, the new “kauhale” housing project in Kalealoa, features 37 homes. The 100-square-foot homes were designed to face each other to promote a sense of community among residents. Each resident is expected to pay $500 a month in rent.

The final touches are being applied to Hawaii’s first “kauhale” of 100-square-foot homes in Kalaeloa, providing permanent housing for some of Hawaii’s chronically homeless and most-troubled people living on the street and in shelters. Read more

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