Kealaula on Pua Loke is a long-term rental housing project for families transitioning out of homelessness and will consist of a minimum of 22 units, as well as laundry facilities and an on-site office for supportive services. The project is currently under construction and is anticipated to finish construction by September 2020.
The name Kealaula is Hawaiian for “a community’s brightened path, a glowing or gleaming light out of darkness.” The project will be administered by the Kauai County Housing Agency and on-site services will be provided by Women in Need. A groundbreaking for the project was held in February 2020.
State Ohana Zone funds support construction, infrastructure improvements and the delivery of on-site services for the project. In addition to services directly supported by Ohana Zone funds, the project intends to offer services to families in collaboration with other local Kauai provider organizations, such as Malama Pono, Family Life Center, Hale Opio, Kauai Community Alliance, Kauai Economic Opportunity and Catholic Charities Hawaii.
The photos below show the status of Kealaula on Pua Loke as of a recent site visit conducted on August 13, 2020: