A cooperative effort between Urban Housing Communities (UHC), State of Hawaii, Department of Housing and Urban Development and Big Island Housing Foundation, brought this now award winning development back from the brink of condemnation. To restore the community, which had suffered severe deterioration due to lack of funding and erosion of adjacent riverbank, UHC began a deep rehabilitation of the project in partnership with HUD, who fast tracked the project. This both saved the affordable housing subsidy and saved 74 families from being displaced from their homes. Projects like this are extremely valuable in Hawaii, and particularly on the big island, where there are very few affordable housing communities for the working poor. The Riverbank protection and stabilization earned the American Council of Engineering (ACEC) National Recognition Award 2016, for exceptional achievement in engineering.
333 Ohai Street, Hilo, HI 96720
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