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Two more Habitat homes completed

Shown is the nearly completed Kahoma Residential Subdivision on the west side. Two more families in the subdivision received the keys to their homes. Habitat for Humanity Maui photo

The Maui News

Two families received the keys to their new homes in a Habitat for Humanity Maui affordable housing project in Lahaina this week, completing the construction despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 emergency orders.

The 864 square foot two bedroom, two bathroom homes are in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision, the nonprofit home-building agency said Monday.

“We had less hands on site due to the restrictions surrounding the stay-at-home order but our family partners, construction team and staff were dedicated to working extra hard so that both families were able to close on their homes,” said Yvonne McClean, Habitat community relations director.

The homeowners’ friends and family contributed a combined 1,950 sweat equity and volunteer hours.

“The changes in the recent months have made the need for safe, stable and affordable housing much more urgent,” McClean said. “We want the community to know we are here and committed to continue pursuing our mission.”

Besides the Kahoma Residential Subdivision, Habitat is involved in the Keokea-Waiohului Department of Hawaiian Home Lands development and programs for existing homeowners, such as “A Brush with Kindness” that helps kupuna and disabled homeowners with critical repairs.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Maui or for ways to help, call 242-1140 or visit www.habitat-maui.org.

Habitat for Humanity Maui, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, has built and renovated 124 houses on Maui. The nonprofit serves individuals and families earning between 25 percent and 80 percent of the median income of Maui County.

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