Self-Help Housing Program (homeownership)



As a program requirement, a homebuyer education completion certificate will be required at the time you are determined eligible and your loan is being processed.  Therefore, it is strongly recommended that both Applicant and Co-Applicant already enroll in a Homebuyer Education Class with a certified instructor.  The class will prepare for mortgage readiness and identify potential barriers that could affect your readiness, including credit repair and debt reduction.  Identifying and working through these barriers sooner, rather than later, will better prepare you for a successful loan closing.

The following organizations can provide more information about homebuyer education classes.  Upon completion of the class, you will receive a completion certificate.

Hawaii Homeownership Center

(Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union)

73-5611 Olowalu Street, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740

Contact: Michael McCray, (808) 959-5908

Hawaiian Community Assets

1315 Kalaniana'ole Avenue, Hilo, HI, 96720

Contact: Robin Aguiar, (808) 934-0801


Please send the following information to us at  We will keep your information and contact you when a project is available.  Click the menu at the top of this page for more information about the Self-Help Housing Program, including required homebuyer education classes.

1) Full name

2) Contact number

3) Mailing address

4) Email address

Already submitted AN application?

Hold tight!  We are actively preparing project sites for self-help housing development and will contact you when we need additional information for your household. 

We are now digital!  So required documents should be submitted via email to, unless instructed otherwise.


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