Habitat Maui’s 11th Annual Build-A-Thon Focuses on Affordable Homes in Lahaina

Habitat for Humanity Maui courtesy photo.

Habitat for Humanity Maui will be holding its 12th annual Build-a-Thon fundraiser on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will be working to complete the last five homes as part of Habitat Maui’s 10 single-family affordable homes project in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision in Lahaina. Participants are asked to have a personal goal of raising at least $100 in pledges or donations. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available to support the event. All money raised will go towards construction costs for this project.

The Build-a-Thon is a public awareness and fundraising event. The
event is expected to mobilize over 100 volunteers and make significant construction progress on several homes Habitat is building. Lunches, snacks, and door prizes will be provided.

While the need for truly affordable housing options is extreme in all
parts of Maui, it is especially acute in Lahaina: according to the
Realtors Association of Maui’s January 2020 report, the median sales
price for a single-family home in Lahaina was over $1 million
($1,177,500).

In a November 2015 report by DBEBT (Department of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism), data shows that between January 2008 and October 2015, only 27 percent of home buyers in West Maui were local residents (the lowest percentage of local buyers in the state).

For more information about the 2020 Build-A-Thon – or any of Habitat
for Humanity Maui programs or events, please call their office at 808-
242-1140, or go to their website at http://www.habitat-maui.org.

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