For many, owning a home may seem like an unattainable goal, as many buyers find themselves priced out of the single-family home market. But community land trusts like Na Hale O Maui can help.
“Our motto is ‘changing lives, one home at a time,” said Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) member Cassandra Abdul, who serves as Na Hale O Maui’s executive director. “And that’s what we do—we are making a difference in the lives of the people who qualify to live in these houses.”
Na Hale O Maui puts affordable homeownership within reach of Maui County residents by securing and preserving a permanent supply of affordable housing alternatives for low- and moderate-income households. The grassroots membership-based organization is Hawaii’s first community land trust and is one of 250 in the United States. Since its inception in 2006, Na Hale O Maui has made the dream of homeownership come true for 54 families—and counting.