In lottery for Kahoma Village workforce housing in West Maui, everybody wins

About 75 people showed up Jan. 26 for the lottery for workforce housing units in Kahoma Village.

The Maui News – A public lottery for workforce housing units at the Kahoma Village late last month drew about 75 people to the developer’s sales office on the west side.

The 203-unit, $60 million fast-track affordable housing project — with 122 multifamily affordable units — sits on 21.6 acres in Lahaina, bordered by Front Street, the Kahoma-Kai Stream Bridge, Honoapiilani Highway and Kenui Street, according to published reports.

Stanford Carr’s SCD Kahoma Village LLC purchased the property from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for $14 million in October 2016, according to county property tax records.

Three drawings for workforce housing townhomes and single-family homes were held Jan. 26 with Linda Munsell, county assistant housing director, pulling the names of qualified applicants out of a clear drum. Seventy-five names were picked in the 80 to 100 percent area median income range, 49 names in the 101 to 120 percent range and 23 names for the 121 to 140 percent range, according to the developers.

Everyone who applied got selected, said Lisa Griffiths, Realtor-broker for Pacific Island Realty, the project’s designated broker.

Linda Munsell, county assistant housing administrator, pulls names in the Kahoma Village residential workforce housing lottery, held Jan. 26 in the project’s sales office. Next to Munsell is Lisa Griffiths and Laurie Lee, both of Pacific Island Realty, designated brokers for the project.

The first release will be for 17 Villas townhomes, the news release said. No timetable was given.

The units, ranging from 944 to 1,154 square feet, will go for mid-$300,000 to mid-$400,000, the Kahoma Villas website said.

Norman Russell Jr. and his wife, Cambria, were the first drawn by Munsell. “This means everything to us. I am speechless,” Mr. Russell said.

Mina Moghadam, a Lahaina-based massage therapist, also was selected. “We’re so excited. This is a dream come true,” she said.

Applications still are being accepted for workforce housing units. To request a packet, contact Griffiths at lisa@kahomavillage.com or call 661-0002. Applicants will be added to the appropriate residential workforce housing lists.