Nonprofit now moves on to 178-unit affordable project proposed near Kahului Post Office
The Maui News
Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation recently completed Phase 2 of the Kahului Lani senior housing project, adding 84 units to the 81 units in the first phase that opened in 2020.
Tenants began moving into the Phase 2 units in January; Phase 1 is at 100 percent capacity, the county announced.
“It was my pleasure to meet some of the residents today to see how happy they are to enjoy safe, clean and affordable housing, conveniently located near shopping, Maui Bus routes and the medical facilities,” Victorino said Friday in a news release. “I eagerly look forward to Maui County’s ongoing partnership with Catholic Charities for more housing in the future. Also, mahalo to Hale Mahaolu, the project’s property manager.”
Kahului Lani’s two apartment buildings provide 165 senior rental units to Maui residents ages 55 and over who earn 60 percent or less than the Maui County median income, according to the news release.
The development includes a 7,500-square-foot multipurpose facility with social services by nonprofit Catholic Charities Hawaii.
Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation also plans to develop 178 affordable family units in four three-story buildings on the 5-acre property next to the Kahului Post Office, formerly used as the site of the Maui Swap Meet.
The proposed housing would include a total of 108 one-bedroom and 70 two-bedroom units. A draft environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact was published for the project in January 2021, according to the news release.
Catholic Charities Hawaii president and CEO Rob Van Tassell said in the news release that the “development of our Kahului Lani senior affordable rental complex and our planned Hale Pilina affordable family complex would not be possible without the help of the county and community.”