Today, over 30 Team Servco members helped to build plantation style homes at Kahauiki Village. During the three hour period, team members inserted sliding panels and windows into foundation frames to form the walls of 12 structures making up 24 units in the village as part of the last phase of the project.
Kahauiki Village is a plantation style community development designed to house Hawaii’s homeless families. The proposed community has approximately 144 one and two-bedroom homes built on 11.3 acres of land located between Nimitz Highway, Keehi Lagoon Park, and Sand Island. The community also has a preschool and day care to support the working parents, a small convenience store, laundry room, and post office.
Kahauiki Village will provide long term, permanent, affordable housing for approximately 144 currently homeless families with children on Oahu. This specific segment of our homeless population consists of around 1,000 individuals total and Kahauiki Village will provide housing for nearly 700 of them. The remaining 300 individuals were able to secure housing through the city and government programs, meaning that the working, but homeless families with children will all have homes by the time the village is complete, which is a significant accomplishment.
Servco’s employee-led community service group, Team Serve, was excited about this volunteer opportunity as Kahauiki Village is part of Servco’s neighboring community, especially for those in Mapunapuna and Sand Island. Servco Home & Appliance Distribution has also been an important partner of this build project from the beginning and has donated appliances for each of the homes in Phase 1 and currently Phases 2 and 3 of the project.