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EAH Housing Selected by Ahe Group to Manage Waimea Huaka`i, The Newest Affordable Housing Community on Kaua`i

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First Move-Ins Expected This Month

Kaua`i, HI (July 16, 2020) – EAH Housing, an affordable housing nonprofit organization, announced today that it will manage Waimea Huaka`i, the newest affordable housing development in Kaua`i. The rental community features 35 multi-family apartments, including 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units and an on-site staff apartment.

“EAH Housing is thrilled to grow its relationship with Ahe Group and the County of Kaua`i Housing Agency,” said Josh Romoff, director of new business for EAH Housing. “This new apartment community brings together non-profit, for-profit, and government agencies to support those in our communities that most need our help.”

The management of Waimea Huaka`i marks the expansion of the partnership between EAH Housing and Ahe Group.  The two organizations have been working together for more than 10 years. The partnership now serves nearly 500 residents on five properties and 285 apartments across Hawaii. 

“Ahe Group is excited to open the doors of another beautiful affordable housing development on Kaua`i. Waimea Huaka`i is a special place that 34 families will call home; we are incredibly proud of that,” said Makani Maeva, president of Ahe Group. “A fantastic team of professionals worked tirelessly to make this project a reality in very uncertain times. We are grateful to every one of our partners for their hard work and dedication. Time and again, the Mayor and the Kauai County Housing Agency’s commitment to affordable housing has resulted in quality affordable housing for Kauai’s residents.”

Waimea Huaka`i is located on the western side of Kaua`i, nearby schools, medical services, recreational areas, and eateries. The new development is LEED platinum C rated for energy efficiency. Rents are based on 30-60% of the area median income and will range from $400 to $1200 per month for eligible applicants. 

“We are proud to join in announcing the opening of the newest affordable housing development on Kaua`i. This project, made possible in part by $3 million in County funding, is bringing desperately needed affordable housing to the Westside and community of Waimea,” said Derek Kawakami, mayor of Kaua`i. “We look forward to working with our partners the Ahe Group and EAH Housing to ensure that this project serves the housing needs of the Westside community for decades to come.”

Applications are now being accepted for Waimea Huaka`i. Prospective residents can apply at:

EAH Housing now has 600 employees and serves 22,000 residents in more than 210 affordable housing developments in California and Hawaii.

About EAH Housing

Established in 1968, EAH Housing is one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. EAH develops low-income multifamily housing, manages more than 210 properties in 78 municipalities in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional, and national housing advocacy efforts.

About Ahe Group

Ahe Group is one of Hawaii’s leaders in the affordable housing development industry and has demonstrated success in all facets of development, from acquisition and rehabilitation to new construction and ownership. Located in Kailua, Hawaii, Ahe Group is dedicated to developing quality affordable housing communities with an emphasis on multi-family, senior housing, and workforce housing units.  

About the County of Kaua`i

The Office of the Mayor carries out the vision for Kaua’i by directing the management of all executive departments, offices and agencies, including the Housing Agency inclusive of the office of Housing and Community Development, and the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. The Office of the Mayor also serves as a liaison between the County Council and administration and facilitates the County’s State and Federal legislative agendas. We support all boards and commissions, respond to citizen concerns, and coordinate internal communications among departments and external communications with the general public and partnering government agencies.