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Residents on Maui pay a much higher amount than most people in the country, with the average house price over $530,000 (2013 data). Many people lost homes in the downturn in the economy, and according to the Maui County Planning Department the "high housing prices are endemic and connot be expected to abate easily or quickly"
Habitat for Humanity Maui has been building and renovating homes with families since 2003. Many of the families who have benefited from our work came from homelessness into a safe home.
Our vision is that all our our community resides in decent homes and homelessness on Maui is eliminated. To accomplesh this we focus not only on building new homes with families who cannot qualify for a conventional loan, but also on making existing homes safe so that our kapuna or disabled can age in place. We have retrofitted over 40 kapuna homes with grab bars, safe lighting and ramps so they can be able to live at home. There is currently no other program on Maui doing this.
Global Village is Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteer program. Teams travel to over 40 countries to work alongside communities, build housing solutions, and experience local culture. Our goal is to change the lives of the people we serve, as well as the lives of the volunteers.
To join a team or learn more, visit www.habitat.org/gv.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
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