Hale Kipa Permanent Supportive Housing
In April 2020, the County of Hawaii utilized Ohana Zone funds to construct 32 tiny units for the Hale Hanakahi Emergency Shelter program on County land in East Hawaii (Hilo). The program provides additional shelter capacity for homeless individuals on Hawaii island who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hale Hanakahi is administered by the County of Hawaii, and on-site case management and shelter services are provided through a partnership with Neighborhood Place of Puna and HOPE Services Hawaii. Each tiny home unit in the program is 10 feet by 8 feet and includes a bed, linens, and basic necessities.