"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it,
casts the shadow of our burden behind us."
The Kawelo Cottage is the realized dream of NHC’s late founder, Paige Kawelo Barber, whose vision was to create affordable housing for native Hawaiians. Under her direction NHCs vision was and is that every Native Hawaiian family will have a home.
Kimberly Marcos Pine, Jobie Masagatani, Governor Neil Abercrombie Dustin and Sheena Barrett join in untying the ceremonial maile at the entrance to their Hawaiian homestead lot where their old home will be demolished.
Maybe they are all rich here and don't need help for housing.
The current Barrett home is nearly 50 years old and is scheduled for demolition. The aging home will be replaced by a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Kawelo Cottage, which will be built with the help of numerous volunteers engaging in the self-help housing model.