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Blessing held for final phase of Meheula Vista senior housing

A blessing for the fourth and final phase of Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation’s Meheula Vista senior affordable rental housing development was held on Wednesday in Mililani. Meheula Vista provides low-income seniors with an affordable permanent living option. The project – now completed – includes four buildings totaling 301 housing units, a multipurpose building and 170 parking stalls.

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Bishop Larry Silva, left, chats with resident Carol Tamura during the blessing.
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Bishop Larry Silva, middle, and deacon Mike Browning meet with resident Carol Tamura during the blessing.
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Bishop Larry Silva, right, enters the lobby area to greet residents, including Carol Tamura, middle, and Leonetta Kekuna, top left, during the blessing.
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Mike Magaoay, left, of the Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporationn, and State Rep. Lauren Cheape explore the lobby area.
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Resident Leonetta Kekuna smiles while walking outside during the blessing.
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Bishop Larry Silva, right, and deacon Mike Browning enter the lobby area of the fourth and final phase.
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Mike Magaoay, second from left, leads in unraveling a maile lei during the blessing for the fourth and final phase.
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Bishop Larry Silva sprinkles water with a ti leaf during the blessing.
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State Rep. Trish La Chica, left, looks out with other residents from the lobby area of the fourth and final phase.
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Bishop Larry Silva says a prayer during a blessing.
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Bishop Larry Silva, left, and Deacon Mike Browning perform a blessing.
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Anton Krucky, director of the city Dept. of Community Services, speaks during the blessing.
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Anton Krucky, right, director of the city Dept. of Community Services, shakes hands with Robert Van Tassell, CEO and president of Catholic Charities Hawaii, during the blessing.
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Dean Minakami, executive director for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation for the state, speaks during the blessing.
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Mike Magaoay, of the Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation, speaks during the blessing.
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Robert Van Tassell, CEO and president of Catholic Charities Hawaii, speaks during the blessing.