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Affordable Housing Pipeline

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Affordable Housing Pipeline

Governor Green’s administration is working to unlock thousands of predominantly affordable housing units and Native Hawaiian homesteads for our local people.


Governor Josh Green’s Proclamation Relating to Affordable Housing tasks the Build Beyond Barriers Working Group to track and inventory affordable housing projects in the pipeline for development. Efforts are currently underway to track and inventory all affordable housing projects across various development phases. Tracking efforts will be made available on this page at a later date.


Hawaii Public Housing Authority

On January 23, 2023 Governor Josh Green and Hakim Ouansafi, Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Public Housing Authority, announced a plan to develop at least 10,000 units over the next 10 years. The Ka Lei Momi project will transform current public housing projects into modern, mixed-income, and mixed-use projects, including:

  • Adding 2,450 units to the current 364-unit Mayor Wright Homes project
  • Adding 2,170 units to the current 260-unit Puuwai Momi project
  • Adding 1,550 units to the current 152-unit Kaahumanu Homes project
  • Adding 3,000 units to the current 221-unit Kamehameha Homes project
  • Adding 700 units to the current 36-unit Hale Laulima project
  • Adding 500 new units to the current 36-unit Nanakuli Homes project
  • Adding 200 units to the current 82-unit Kahekili Terrace project
  • Adding 110 units to the current 36-unit Kapaa project

The Hawaiʻi Public Housing Authority awarded the Ka Lei Momi Development project to High Ridge Costa Development Corporation on July 3, 2023.

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

In 2022, the Hawaiʻi State Legislature appropriated $600 million to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to address the long waitlist for homesteads. Thus far, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has encumbered the majority of funds to unlock over 3,700 new residential, pastoral, and agricultural lots for people on the waitlist, including:

  • 608 lots on Hawaiʻi Island through the Laiopua Villages, the Honomu project, and the Kaumana project
  • 75 lots on Lanai through the Lanai Residence Lots
  • 36 lots on Molokaʻi through the Hoolehua Scattered Lots and the Naiwa Subdivision
  • 965 lots on Maui through the Puʻunani Homestead Subdivision, the Leialiʻi Subdivision, the Honolowai Subsistence project, the Wailuku project, and the Waiehu project
  • 1,825 lots on Oʻahu through the Kaupea, East Kapolei, Maili, Ewa Beach, Ewa Villages Pilina Homes, and Wailua Mill Camp projects
  • 197 lots on Kauaʻi through the Hanapepe Residence lots and the Anahola Kuleana project