Kahauiki Village

Kahauiki Village (KV) is a plantation-style permanent supportive housing community for formerly homeless households.

In 2015, Governor Ige issued an emergency proclamation regarding homelessness in Hawaii, sowing the seed for KV’s construction. For more information about the history of Kahauiki Village read our timeline.

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We have opportunities for individuals and groups to help with landscaping, administrative tasks, children’s program, among other activities. Reach out to volunteer@ihshawaii.org or check out our volunteer page.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Who can live here?

A plantation-style permanent supportive housing community for formerly homeless families and kupuna (individuals 62+ years old).
All households must meet eligibility qualifications, which can be found here.

How many people live here?

There are 140 units: 80 two-bedrooms and 60 one-bedrooms. As of April 2023, 129 households, which include 295 kids, reside in KV. 

How can I or someone I know apply for a unit?

If you are a service provider and would like to refer your client to apply, please email KVApplications@ihshawaii.org for more information.
If you’d like to apply and you meet the housing requirements, please submit completed applications to KVApplications@ihshawaii.org.

Kahauiki Village’s housing application can be found here

Where is it?

Right off of Nimitz Highway before Sand Island Access Road.

Is KV a shelter?

No, it’s not a shelter. KV is a permanent supportive housing solution for formerly homeless households and kupuna. All residents pay rent which includes utilities. 

How big are the units?

One and two bedroom units are available, both come with one bathroom and a semi-furnished kitchen which include a fridge, stove, and sink.

How long can households stay?

Residents lease their units and can stay as long as they respect community guidelines and pay rent.