Loans & Grants

CNHA is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a HUD-certified housing counseling agency providing grants and loans to address specific needs identified by our communities. CNHA offers loans for energy efficiency improvements, home construction and rehabilitation, and small business. We also provide grants for solar water heaters and matched savings grants to eligible families working towards homeownership. All of our grants and loans are provided in conjunction financial education and technical assistance to ensure our clients have access to the resources necessary to make sound financial decisions. CNHA provides grants and loans focused on long term asset building that supports economically sustainable local communities.


Homestead Energy Program (HEP)

The HEP Program provides loans and grants to families residing on Hawaiian home lands for the purchase and installation of solar water heaters and photovoltaic systems. HEP Application Kit

Solar Water Heater Grant

Please complete application kit and submit all required documents to CNHA, Attention: HEP Grant.

Micro Enterprise Loan Program (MELP)

CNHA’s MELP program supports small business startup, growth and long-term success, The program features loans of up to $50,000 as well as small business training and technical assistance.
How to apply: Please complete application kit and submit all required documents to CNHA, Attention: MELP
080615 MELP Application Kit

Vacant Lot Owner Builder Program (VLOB)

The VLOB Program is an interim construction loan that provides homestead lessees with an option to finance home improvements, repairs or new construction on vacant lots. It’s an ideal product for lessees interested in owner-builder projects.
How to apply: Please complete application kit and submit all required documents to CNHA, Attention: VLOB
VLOB Application Kit 03292014

Hawaii Individual Development Account Program (HIDA)

The Hawaii Individual Development Account Program is an individual development account (IDA) program. IDAs are saving products developed and available around the country to provide grants to match the saving achievements of families and individuals for small business goals, down payments on home purchases, transportation needs and other purposes that help families build wealth and assets.
How to apply: Please contact Program Manager, Geri Mendiola at info@hawaiiancouncil.org to register for a workshop. See flyer for dates and locations.
HIDA FLYER 2017

CNHA Financial Literacy Workshop – Online Webinar

CNHA Financial Literacy Workshop – Online Webinar Interested individuals MUST complete the packet below (in the link) in order to register. Click the link below to access required packet, complete and submit via email to HIDA@hawaiiancouncil.org Upon receipt of completed packet, a link will be sent to you to register for webinar. Registration will close once we have reached maximum seating. WEBINAR DOCUMENTS