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EAH Housing Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell Proclaims October 11, 2018 as “EAH Housing Day”

Honolulu, HI (October 11, 2018) ―  EAH Housing shared an evening with business leaders, community partners, elected officials and affordable housing advocates to celebrate 50 years of service as an organization.

The evening’s opening speaker was Mayor Kirk Caldwell of Honolulu. Mayor Caldwell’s commitment to the environment is in tandem with the building of sustainable affordable housing — close to where people work and live.  He has supported multiple projects including low-income senior housing and innovative efforts throughout Honolulu.

Honolulu Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine, representing District 1, also spoke to the audience about EAH, local government and the important role of affordable housing. She is chair of the zoning and housing committee.  

In addition to the Mayor’s proclamation, EAH Housing received commendations from US Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai‘i, Governor David Ige of Hawai‘i, US Representative Tulsi Gabbard and the Honolulu City Council.

The evening brought together affordable housing leaders from throughout Hawai‘i, including financiers, government staff, architects and builders, who reflected on the growing need for affordable housing in Hawai‘i today, and the work of partnerships in building the foundation to more housing for local families, kupuna, artists and veterans.

“We are proud of our partnership with EAH Housing to create affordable housing for the people who need it the most,” said Merle Malakoff, Director, Citi Community Capital. “Together, we’ve been able to provide homes for thousands of people throughout California and Hawai‘i, and we will continue to work together to help these communities thrive.”

EAH Housing was founded in 1968 in response to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, to create affordable housing as a way to promote social justice. Today, it is on one of the most respected not-for-profit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. Every day, EAH serves more than 20,000 families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities across the western US.

“We have a deep and strong commitment to Hawai‘i since our first day here,” said Mary Murtagh, president and chief executive officer of EAH Housing. “And now, in the midst of this historic housing crisis, we are even more motivated and passionate to provide people with a welcoming home and an opportunity to create a better life for themselves, their family and their community.”


About EAH Housing

Established in 1968, EAH Housing is one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. EAH develops low-income housing, manages more than 110 properties in 55 municipalities in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.

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