The Homes at Ulu Wini

Produced by : Mahi’ai Creative
Executive Producer: HOPE Services Hawaii
TRT: 1:47
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.”