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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Construction starts on housing project for Waianae homeless

Advertiser Staff

A developer broke ground yesterday on a 50-unit transitional and long-term housing project in Wai‘anae.

Housing Solutions Inc., the nonprofit developer of the 4.3-acre parcel for Sea Winds Apartments, says it is the only transitional housing project in its inventory targeted for couples without children.
Construction of 20 studios and 30 two-bedroom townhomes is expected to take 16 months. Sea Winds will be the eighth facility managed by HSI. It’s seven other facilities have 646 units and house more than 1,200 men, women and children.
“We are bringing much needed transitional housing and affordable long-term rentals to the Wai‘anae community thanks to both government and private funding,” said Terry Brooks, president of HSI.
“Our goal is to promote self-sufficiency for Oahu’s homeless so they can achieve and maintain market-rate homes.”