Applications for affordable rental project near Ala Moana due by March 8

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Starting Friday, March 1 a new affordable housing project in the Ala Moana area will begin accepting applications.

Any application not postmarked by March 8 will be ineligible for consideration.

Developer Stanford Carr’s Hale Kewalo is being planned for the corner of Piikoi and Kona streets where the Home Sweet Home furniture store used to be.
There will be 128 1- , 2-, and 3-bedroom rental units available. Specifically, Hale Kewalo will offer 27 one-bedroom, 72 two-bedroom, and 29 three-bedroom units to families earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income.

The monthly rent for a one bedroom unit will range from $656 to $1,093. A two-bedroom unit will range from $787 to $1,575 per month.  Rent for a three-bedroom unit will be $1,819 per month.

Utilities such as solar hot water heating, sewer, and trash collection are included in the total rent amount. 

Tenants will be responsible for other utilities such as electricity, telephone, TV cable and internet.  Small pet(s) are permissible.

The 11-story mid-rise residential tower will consist of 128 affordable rental apartments offering residents modern style accommodations with energy saving appliances, air-conditioning and solar water heating as well as bundled telephone, TV cable and internet. 

Hale Kewalo will provide residents with an on-site management office, community lounge and recreation room with kitchen, and laundry facility.

Hale Kewalo will be managed by Hawaii Affordable Properties, Inc. 

“We have many years of experience in property management and our passion is for managing the homes that people love to come home to,” said Michael Sohriakoff, president of Hawaii Affordable Properties.

Both Stanford Carr Development and Hawaii Affordable Properties are locally owned and operated and committed to providing affordable housing options for local residents. 

Those interested in applying can get the application online starting March 1 from the Hale Kewalo website at or call Hawaii Affordable Properties, Inc. at (808) 589-1845 ext. 14. The website will activate on March 1. 

Hale Kewalo is located at 450 Piikoi Street across from Ala Moana Center.  

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