Ending Family Homelessness in Hawai'i County
If you or a family you know are experiencing homelessness, contact our 24-hour emergency line at (808) 345-0202 to inquire about vacancies.
Neighborhood Place of Puna’s Hale Iki Family Assessment Center is a temporary emergency shelter for families with minor children who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Our staff uses the Housing First Approach. This means that we are participant-centered and work with you to address your barriers towards permanent housing.
Hale Iki is a low barrier program; we do not require sobriety, mental health treatment, good credit, or any other “housing ready” requirements for you to enter our shelter.
Each participant is assigned a Housing Navigator who will provide housing case management and connection to available resources. Housing Navigators provide participants with steps to create housing goals to achieve stable housing. Once a participant finds permanent housing, the Housing Navigator will provide 6 months case management to help navigate tenancy skills, financial literacy, landlord relations and more!
Hale Iki's impact as of December 2023
The data sets currently provided start from November of 2019.
Partnering with our local interfaith communities, Hale Iki was established as an emergency shelter in Kea’au, to temporarily house the displaced individuals and families of the 2018 Kilauea eruption. In November 2019, NPP received funding to operate Hale Iki as a Family Assessment Center, a resource and shelter for families experiencing (or at-risk of) homelessness.