Villages of Maili Assessment Center and Bridge Housing

The Villages of Maili is an Ohana Zone funded program in Leeward Oahu that provides a total of 80 units set aside for emergency shelter and temporary bridge housing.

The program is located at the site of the former Ulu Ke Kukui transitional housing program, which closed in October 2018.  When the former program closed, the Hawaii Department of Human Services explored ways to continue the short-term use of the property for homeless services instead of having the site sit empty and dormant for a period of potentially one year or more.

Villages of Maili is operated by Catholic Charities Hawaii, and is modeled after the Kakaako Family Assessment Center.   Villages of Maili serves homeless individuals and couples, as well as families with minor children.  A unique component of Villages of Maili is the Bridge Housing program, which provides temporary housing for chronically homeless individuals referred through the Coordinated Entry System that have been assigned a permanent supportive housing voucher but require a temporary place to stay while searching for a longer-term rental unit.

Between April 2019 and October 2019, Villages of Maili provided shelter to a total of 282 homeless individuals, including 67 (23.7%) that were placed into permanent housing.