Sheltering the Homeless Through the Ohana Zone Program

As part of the state’s “ohana zones” program to provide housing and services to homeless people, Catholic Charities Hawaii opened the Villages of Maili in early March.

So far, over half of the 78-unit facility is occupied, with approximately 100 people that have moved out of homelessness and into housing at Villages.

Catholic Charities will get $7.5 million over the next three years to help cover the facility’s renovation costs as well as set up social service programs like housing and job searches, enrolling people in food stamp programs and providing on-site health services.

Click here to read the Civil Beat story on the CCH housing.

Click here to learn more about housing programs and services offered by Catholic Charities Hawaii.