Hawai’i Community Lending will hold an informational meeting to discuss the $1.5 million Na’iwa Homestead Project to build packaged homes for 58 lessees selected in 1986.
The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 17 at the Lanikeha Community Center on Molokai.
The nonprofit received a $398,000 award through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that will match $1.1 million in funding from the Administration for Native Americans. The project will train native Hawaiians as owner-builders and increase their capacity to build and own homes on Hawaiian home lands.
The meeting will cover the project and how it will benefit lessees. Hawai’i Community Lending will work with the Na’iwa Agricultural Subdivision Alliance to bring services to families, including homeowner builder support and agricultural training. The project will also assist residents in navigating the permitting, approval and construction process unique to Hawaiian home lands, allowing them to develop their own food-producing farms.
Hawai’i Community Lending will also provide consumer and affordable housing loans for credit building, debt consolidation and interim construction financing so families can obtain mortgage financing. Native Hawaiian homebuilders will also receive technical assistance and lines of credit.