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What We Believe

HSI is convinced that by creating more affordable neighborhoods, we can help low­-income individuals and families to escape poverty and break the cycle of homelessness. When HSI residents are empowered and become contributing members of society, our entire community benefits.

HSI Funding

HSI’s capital funds for neighborhood development come from both private and government grants.

70 percent of HSI’s operating funds come from tenant rents and fees for managing low income housing projects, and 30 percent is from federal, state and city governments. For every dollar HSI receives, 94 cents goes directly to housing and program services.

Corporate History

HSI has provided both short and long-term affordable housing on O‘ahu for more than a quarter century.

From a single shelter in 1986, the organization has grown to a network of eleven properties with more than seven hundred apartments.

In its early years, HSI specialized in operating homeless shelters that provided supportive social services. Today, it focuses on building neighborhoods that are safe, affordable and permanent so residents can lead more productive, healthy and meaningful lives.

Community Recognition

HSI received Pacific Business News’ Cades Schutte Nonprofit Leadership Award in 2011.

HSI President, Gaye Johnston, was a finalist for Pacific Business News’ Chief Financial Officer 2010 award in the nonprofit category.

Board of Directors

Mike Curtis
Carole Higa
Roger Lyons
Andrew Rosen
Nathan Saint Clare
Christopher Abbott

Management Staff

Gaye Johnston, CPA
Housing Solutions Incorporated (RB16962)

Lisa Lo

Keala Souza

Contact HSI

Corporate Office

PO Box 11360 Honolulu,
Hawaii 96828

Housing Inquiries
See HSI neighborhood sections
for contact information.


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