Halekauwila Place: Affordable Housing in Revitalized Kakaako

[Photo 1: Location photo showing an emerging, revitalized community of Kakaako]
Location photo showing an emerging, revitalized community of Kakaako.

Halekauwila Place is a $70 million dollar affordable housing project. The grand opening was in April, 2014. It is located right in the heart of Kakaako. Halekauwila Place is a 19-story building consisting of 204 rental units ranging from studios, three-bedroom apartments.

It was built with $25 million from the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development, $28 million through low-income tax credits, and another $17 million from Hawaii Community Development Authority. Hawaii developer Stanford-Carr was able to complete the first of several new developments proposed for the Kakaako area. Kakaako is an urban area between Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki.

Halekauwila Place is a participant in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC.) It serves households whose income is at or below 60% of gross median income for Honolulu.

[Photo 2: Looking up at new high-rise building]
Halekauwila Place

Upon entry to Halekauwila Place, visitors will notice several unique characteristics such as large video monitors with a slideshow displaying the transformation of Honolulu over the years. A few amenities in the building include units with oversized windows allowing for stunning views of the downtown area, a laundry facility, online payments, trash chutes, solar water heating and electric vehicle charging stations. It is even pet friendly.

Residents can enjoy the community lounge complete with whiteboard paint that children can write and draw on. Also has a resident Wi-Fi lounge in the event tenants want to wirelessly connect their electronic devices to the internet.

Additional information on Halekauwila Place (www.halekauwilaplaceapartments.com/).


Content Archived: February 22, 2016