Extension of the Tiny Home application of Habitat for Humanity

November 20, 2021, 11:00 a.m. HST
* Updated November 20 at 10:09 am

Habitat for Humanity Hawai’i Island has extended the application of its mini-house offering until the end of the year.

Applications must be submitted by Friday 31 December at the latest. To be eligible for the home, the applicant must be a resident of the island of Hawaii and require permanent housing.

The little house is for no more than two people. Habitat officials say applicants should have a stable income and reasonable credit history, with no pending judgment. In addition, the applicant must have sufficient income to cover taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance costs as well as the mortgage payment.

Applicants must have a gross income between 30-80% of the current median income of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

  • One-person household: $ 18,000- $ 47,950
  • Two-person household: $ 20,600 to $ 54,800

Habitat will request verification of financial information in the next phase of the application process and will consider the income of each member of the household.

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Applicants must have land or agree to live on land in Ocean View currently owned by Habitat. The partnership includes achieving approved pre- and post-sweat equity hours of at least 250 hours.

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Applicants should be prepared to pay 0% interest on a 30 year mortgage (estimated at $ 85,000 to $ 125,000 depending on the cost of the infrastructure).

To apply, contact Jane Mireles, Director of Family Services at Habitat of Humanity, at 808-331-8010, ext. 110 or email [email protected]. Inquiries can also be directed to Family Services Coordinator Adrienne Eisele at 808-217-9542 or [email protected].

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