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Hale Makana and the Westside Affordable Units

Ka Hale A Ke Ola has an affordable rental housing component for Maui’s community that provides safe, secure long-term rental housing for Maui’s low-income families.


Hale Makana O’ Waiale and the Westside Affordable Housing are the permanent housing component for Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers (KHAKO).

Construction began in 1996 on Hale Makana O Waiale (HMOW), a 200-unit apartment project located on 12 acres next door to the KHAKO Homeless Shelter in Wailuku.  The apartments consist of 30 low-rise buildings that include 24 studio units, 128 two-bedroom units, 32 three-bedroom units, and 16 four-bedroom units.

Approximately 700 people live at HMOW, enjoying clean and spacious apartments in a convenient location, with a community center, laundry facilities and a three-acre park operated by the County of Maui.

In December 2002, KHAKO broke ground in Lahaina to construct the West Side Affordable housing complex.  Thirty two-bedroom apartment units were built and offers many of the same amenities as HMOW.  This housing complex has helped make many families dreams of housing a reality.


How to Qualify

To qualify for a unit, all applicants must apply in person and must earn 50% or less of the Maui County Area Median Income for their household size. In addition, households must demonstrate they earn at least twice the monthly rent for their selected unit, however Section 8 voucher holder are waived from this requirement as stated in Section 42 (h) (6) (B) (iv).

Housing is provided without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, and physical or mental disability status, familial status, age, ancestry, and marital status, source of income, sexual orientation or HIV status.

HMOW is an Equal Opportunity Housing Facility, admitting people in accordance with Local, State and Federal Fair Housing laws, and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC).