Star Advertiser’s Homebuyers Fair Brings Together Organizations Supporting Homeownership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 29, 2016

Star Advertiser’s Homebuyers Fair Brings Together Organizations Supporting Homeownership

 

geri-and-angieHonolulu, HI – The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) attended the Star Advertiser’s Homebuyers Fair as an exhibitor on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.  There were over 1,000 attendees, individuals and families, connecting with exhibitors including organization like CNHA, Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Homestreet Bank, Haleakala Solar and many more. Most attendees were looking to make their dream of homeownership real.

“The Star Advertiser’s Homebuyers Fair is an excellent venue to meet our community and showcase CNHA’s programs and services,” remarked Geri Mendiola, CNHA Program Manager.  CNHA is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and operates a revolving loan fund to deploy capital to Native Hawaiian communities through its loan products. These products include the Homestead Energy Program, providing loans for Solar Water Heater installation and Photo Voltaic (solar electricity) installations, the Micro-Enterprise Loan Program, loans for small businesses and start-up businesses, and the Construction Loan Program providing loans for construction of a home and renovations.  CNHA is also a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency providing financial education and the Hawaii Individual Development Account (HIDA) Program which provides Individual Development Accounts or IDA’s for down payment assistance on the purchase of a home, and housing counseling services which include financial management skills, improving credit scores, developing a monthly budget, setting savings goals all to improve an individual’s financial health and prepare for homeownership.

“CNHA would like to acknowledge and thank our funders and partners for our programs. Mahalo to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a major funder for the HIDA Program, Wells Fargo Homeownership Foundation, Hawaiian Community Assets, and First Hawaiian Bank.”

CNHA’s next Financial Literacy Workshops are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Date:                November 14, 2016

Time:               6:00pm – 8:00pm

Island:              Oahu

Location:          Kapolei Heritage Center

91-1270 Kinoiki St., Kapolei, HI 96707

Free parking available

 

Date:                December 12, 2016

Time:               6:00pm – 8:00pm

Island:              Oahu

Location:          Kapolei Heritage Center

91-1270 Kinoiki St., Kapolei, HI 96707

Free parking available

 

Financial Literacy Workshop Webinar (Online)

Date:                September 15, 2016

Time:               3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location:          Online

 

Please visit our website at:   www.hawaiiancouncil.org for further instructions to register.  Due to the limited number of seating for this workshop, registration will close once maximum seating is reached.

For more information about all CNHA’s programs and services, please email info@hawaiiancouncil.org or call (808) 596-8155.

CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.  For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.

 

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