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September 01, 2017

Inaugural Na Hale O Maui Golf Tournament Raises $30K

Posted by Nicole Schenfeld in Maui Sports
August 10, 2017

Nonprofit Nā Hale O Maui will host its inaugural charity golf tournament on Sunday, July 16 at the Mākena Golf & Beach Club. A $10,000 prize is being offered for a hole-in-one on Hole 15.

The event includes a full breakfast, buffet luncheon and entry in Hole-In-One and Closest-to-the-Pin contest throughout the course. The tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the club’s driving range will also be open at 7:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will support the build-out of new three and four-bedroom homes in Kahoma, Lahaina. The homes will benefit low and moderate-income island families with a priority for those who work and/or live in Lahaina.

“We invite you to join us for a fantastic morning of premier golf at the Mākena Golf & Beach Club to support providing truly affordable housing in perpetuity for Maui families,” said NHOM President Michael Trotto. “Your participation will help us change the lives of 12 Maui families that work or live in West Maui.”
For more information about 1st Annual Nā Hale O Maui Golf Tournament visit , or email info@nahaleomaui.org.

NHOM is a nonprofit 501(c) 3, created in August 2006, whose mission is to secure and preserve a permanent supply of affordable housing alternatives for low and moderate- income households in Maui County.

The organization acquires and rehabilitates abandoned and/or foreclosed homes on Maui, and sells the homes to income-qualified island families. Over the past ten years, NHOM has helped 33 Maui families secure homes. The nonprofit also created a matching down-payment assistance grant, based on need, of up to $10,000 per NHOM home.



Nā Hale O Maui’s Executive Director Cassandra Abdul (L), Mike Trotto, NHOM Board President and Carol Reiman, Director of the Maui County Office of Housing and Human Concerns hold NHOM’s Deed for the organization’s 12 lot Kahoma West Maui affordable housing project consisting of 3 and 4-bedroom homes. The homes are expected to be occupied by mid to late 2018 and early 2019. Application information will be announced at a later date.

Nā Hale O Maui has purchased 12 lots in the Kahoma Homes 100% workforce housing subdivision being developed by West Maui Land.
The community land trust builds new homes that are intended to be affordable in perpetuity through use of a sustainable lease agreement that can be passed on to one’s heirs.  The idea is to take the cost of land out of the pricing and still provide all the benefits of traditional home ownership, including the development of home equity.

Nā Hale O Maui hopes to have the first permanently affordable, sustainable leasehold homes sold and families moved in by mid-2018.
Half of the funds to purchase the lots were provided by Maui County’s Affordable Housing Fund, administered by the Department of Housing and Human Concerns, and approved by the Maui County Council. The balance of the lot cost came from internally generated resources.
Families making between 80.1% to 100%% and 100.1% to 120% of the area median income will be income qualified to apply.  Applicants must also attend a four-step orientation program before submitting an application.

Cassandra Abdul, Nā Hale O Maui’s Executive Director today announced that NHOM has taken possession of the lots.  “This means we now own the land and can move forward with house designs and then begin construction in the near future.”
West Maui Land Company sold the lots to NHOM for a substantial discount from the prevailing market prices, making NHOM’s truly affordable homes possible.

NHOM plans to design 3- and 4-bedroom homes under the residential workforce housing guidelines.
An announcement will be made when applications will be taken.

NHOM’s mission is “To secure and preserve a permanent supply of affordable housing alternatives for low and moderate income households in Maui County.”
Founded in 2006, NHOM is Hawaiʻi’s first and only housing land trust.

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