“Kauhale” is a traditional, cultural model of housing consisting of tiny homes and communal areas for restrooms, cooking, and gathering.

Kama’okū Kauhale is located directly adjacent to our current U.S.VETS facility. Planned, designed, and built from a community-centered concept, this new site offers a fresh new approach to housing our homeless neighbors with aloha and inclusion. These planned communities consist of permanent, supportive housing units that require a small amount of rent based on personal income.

Under the management of U.S.VETS, residents will receive ongoing supportive services such as case management, housing and employment assistance, on-site medical care, recreational activities, therapy, and more. Kama’okū Kauhale is an important resource to help veterans transition from persistent homelessness into a transformative and supportive community that fosters a sense of ohana and ownership among residents.

Kalaeloa Kauhale housing complex
First page of the KAMA’OKŪ collateral piece.
Learn more about Kama’okū Kahuale by clicking this image and downloading the PDF.


10 10 Units for Veterans
26 Units for Civilians


  • Target Population: Homeless individuals on the Leeward Coast
  • Size: 1.5 acres
  • Total Development Cost: $2.2M
  • Groundbreaking: December 2020
  • Development Partner: HomeAid Hawaii


  • Open-air cabanas
  • Community resource building
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Community lounge
  • Storage space
  • Event gathering space

​For those interested in applying for housing at Kama’oku Kalaeloa, please download the following application and submit to [email protected].

Give to Kama’okū Kauhale!

To learn more about how to invest in this project, please contact
 Tatsu Sasaki (Development and Communications Manager) at [email protected].