In May 2020, the County of Hawaii utilized Ohana Zone funding to open the Uluwini Family Assessment Center (FAC) located at Na Kahua O Ulu Wini in West Hawaii. The Uluwini FAC is managed by Hawaii Affordable Properties, Inc. (HAPI) and provides a connection to housing resources, along with case management, mail service, and transitional shelter for families with minor children. In addition to housing resources, FAC case managers will help with money management, benefits enrollment, and life skills. The overall goal of the Uluwini FAC is to help homeless families get back on their feet and provide them with the knowledge for long-term success and ending the cycle of homelessness.
The Uluwini FAC is modeled after the Kakaako Family Assessment Center on Oahu. The Kakaako Family Assessment Center has served as a model for a number of similar FAC sites across the state, including Villages of Maili, and Hale `Iki. For more information about the FAC model to address homelessness, please click on the link below: