The city is proposing to build a modular housing development in Waianae for up to 90 homeless people.

On Friday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell will be unveiling a blueprint for the plan, which calls for the city to purchase a 1.1-acre site next to Maluhia Lutheran Church and install 16 to 20 modular units by next summer to house homeless families with children.

The plan will be presented at the next board meetings of the Waianae Coast and Nanakuli-Maili neighborhood boards.

A similar — though much smaller — plan has also been in the works in Waianae: a three-unit modular development on Halona Road that’s projected to house 12 homeless people. But, in April, the Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board rejected the project.

Still, Sandra Pfund, who heads the Strategic Development Office, told Civil Beat that the city will soon be presenting a revised plan.

The city is proposing to develop modular housing for homeless families next to Maluhia Lutheran Church in Waianae.
The city is proposing to develop modular housing for homeless families next to Maluhia Lutheran Church in Waianae. Google

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