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Nohona Hale, Hawaii’s First Micro-unit Rental Community is Now Accepting Applications

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A New Affordable Housing Community Located in the Heart of Kaka’ako

Nohona Hale eah housingHONOLULU (June 24, 2019) – EAH Housing and Bronx Pro, announced that they are now accepting applications for Nohona Hale, a mixed use, 16 story, micro-unit affordable housing community located at 630 Cooke Street in Kaka’ako opening this fall.

“Nohona Hale is a prime example of the innovative housing solutions we can create here in Hawai’i,” said Marian Gushiken, director of real estate development at EAH Housing. “111 apartment homes have been built on what used to be a tiny parking lot of less than 10,000 square feet (about the size of many single-family house lots). Now, more than 100 people will have a brand new studio apartment to call home.”

Each studio apartment is approximately 285 square feet, with a floor to ceiling window wall that opens to a 70 square foot lanai. Rents range from $559 to $1,111, inclusive of water and garbage utilities. Rents are subject to change based on utility allowance adjustment and maximum allowable rents as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) every year. Unlike market rate apartments, maximum household incomes apply and are be based on 60% of the published area median income (AMI) for Honolulu County, with 11 apartments available for renters earning 30% or less of the AMI. The maximum household income for one person at 30% AMI is $25,320 and for two people at 30% AMI is $28,920.  The maximum household income for one person at 60% AMI is $50,640 and for two people at 60% AMI is $57,840.

Nohona Hale will also offer its residents:

  • Queen size wall bed system with built-in sofa
  • Urban farm
  • Bicycle/Moped/Surfboard storage area
  • Lounge area with community kitchen
  • Fitness room
  • Central laundry facilities
  • Floor to ceiling window walls
  • Low-e insulated windows
  • Energy Star® appliances
  • Building elevators

“Nohona Hale is centrally located and epitomizes the urban-island lifestyle found in Kakaako,” said Samantha Magistro, managing director of new business for Bronx Pro. “As a micro-unit development, it maximizes environmental sustainability, while offering amenities you’d find in other apartment communities.”

For anyone interested in an application or for more information on the application process, please visit:  In addition to the website, applications are available at (808) 439-6286 or at Kukui Gardens, 1103 Liliha Street, #102, Honolulu, HI 96817.

All complete applications received by Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm HST will be eligible to participate in the lottery.

For more than 50 years, it has been the mission of EAH Housing to develop, manage and promote quality affordable housing and sustainable, diverse communities. The organization serves 20,000 people every day – working families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities in California and Hawai’i.


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 110 properties in 55 municipalities in California and Hawai’i, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.

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About Bronx Pro Group

Bronx Pro Group LLC is a neighborhood-based firm dedicated to community development through affordable housing investments since 1988.  Bronx Pro’s mission is to develop quality housing that is both affordable and sustainable.  The company and its affiliates employ full-time professionals and support staff engaged in real estate development, construction, building management, and residential services.  Since 1998, the company has developed over 2,800 affordable housing units.  The Bronx Pro portfolio is primarily owned by the Magistro family who is proud to be working for the first time in Hawai’i on Nohona Hale. For more information, visit: