The Homes at Ulu Wini - Transitional Housing Project in West Hawaii
An affordable rental and transitional housing complex in West Hawai’i was formally opened Nov. 22, 2011, by Mayor Billy Kenoi’s Administration.
Known as Na Kahua Hale O Ulu Wini, the first 40 units of a projected 96-unit, service enriched project, will provide case management, mail and computer access along with an array of on-site social services such as employment and life skills training, mental health services, counseling and childcare. The complex features 28 low-income rental units, targeted for families which earn 30 to 50 percent of the area median income or less. The balance of the units, which are identical two-bedroom, 720-square-foot homes, will be designated for families experiencing homelessness.
Brandee Menino, Chief Executive Officer of HOPE Services Hawaii, said securing affordable housing & maintaining their housing, are barriers for homeless families seeking a place to call home. She said the program will help families not only “survive, but thrive.”
Link to Mayor Kenoi’s Press Release:
Watch HOPE’s video: