Ka Lamaku Tiny Homes
Ohana Zone funds allowed the County of Hawaii to construct Ka Lamaku, a community of 18 tiny homes in Kailua-Kona at the Old Kona Airport Park. The tiny homes provide temporary emergency shelter to individuals and couples experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each tiny home unit is 10 feet by 8 feet and can house up to two people.
The Ka Lamaku facility opened up at the end of June 2020. HOPE Services Hawaii is providing on-site services and administering the temporary shelter program. The program is a collaborative effort that includes County funding for services, State Ohana Zone funds for the construction of tiny homes, community sweat equity to assist with labor, and materials donated by the Hawaii Department of Transportation.