CNHA Loan Fund

Empowering Hawaiian families and businesses

Our Purpose

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The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is a Hawaii member based non-profit organization with over 1,000 members of non-profit and for-profit businesses. We are a Certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a Certified HUD-Housing Counseling agency cultivating community loan funds to catalyze capacity building and promotion of minority-owned asset advancement towards financial sustainability and community contribution.

In alignment with it’s mission, CNHA facilitates a $9 million dollar Loan Fund providing access to loan capital, financial education, and individualized financial counseling services for Hawaii-based small businesses, non-profit organizations and low and moderate-income families.

Due to system upgrades, we are not accepting new applications for loans at this time.  If you have immediate questions, please contact us at loanfund@hawaiiancouncil.org

Loan Products

Debt Consolidation Loan

A Debt Consolidation Loan can be used to consolidate unsecured credit cards, personal loans, and existing medical bills. To qualify, you must meet financial requirements and have a minimum FICO credit score of 650.  Also, all debts listed on personal credit report must be in good standing with no late payments in previous 12-months. If you are interested in applying, please click APPLY NOW under Debt Consolidation Loan.

Minimum required documents to start any request:

  • Most recent 2 months paystubs
  • Most recent years W2s

Home Repair Loan

A Home Repair Loan may be used to complete smaller projects (under $25,000). Loans range from $10,000 to $25,000, with rates varying from 6% – 9% and terms ranging from 3-5 years. Personal collateral may be required based on loan amount, credit score, and other qualifying factors. If you are interested in applying, please click APPLY NOW under Home Repair Loan.

Minimum required documents to start any request:

  • Most recent 2 months paystubs
  • Most recent years W2s

Home Construction Loan - DHHL Properties ONLY

New home construction, complete remodels/extensions/additions. These loans range from $25,000 to $500,000, not to exceed fifteen (15) months construction period. Must have a pre-approved take-out mortgage letter from a lender prior to applying. Must utilize a licensed and bonded contractor to complete the work described in the construction agreement. If you are interested in applying, please click APPLY NOW under Hawaiian Homestead Construction Loan.

Minimum required documents to start any request:

  • Most recent 2 months paystubs
  • Most recent years W2s

SBA Microloan

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides funds to specially designated intermediary lenders, which are nonprofit community-based organizations with experience in lending as well as management and technical assistance. These intermediaries administer the Microloan program for eligible borrowers. The microloan program provides loans up to $50,000 to help small businesses and certain not-for-profit childcare centers start up and expand. The average microloan is about $13,000. If you are interested in applying, please click APPLY NOW under Small Business Loan. Businesses must be operating and in good standing in the State of Hawaii to qualify for this program.

Minimum required documents to start any request:

  • Most recent 2 months paystubs
  • Most recent years W2s

Small Business Loan

Business loans may be used to cover costs such as equipment, improvements, expansion, or start-up capital. The loan amount, interest rate, and term will be determined by the uses and need for the loan, along with the business and individual’s financial circumstances. If you are interested in applying, please click APPLY NOW under Small Business Loan. Businesses must be operating and in good standing in the State of Hawaii to qualify for this program.

Minimum required documents to start any request:

  • Most recent 2 months paystubs
  • Most recent years W2s

Loan Options

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is a Hawaii member based non-profit organization with over 1,000 members of non-profit and for-profit businesses. We are a Certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a Certified HUD-Housing Counseling agency cultivating community loan funds to catalyze capacity building and promotion of minority-owned asset advancement towards financial sustainability and community contribution.

In alignment with it’s mission, CNHA facilitates a $9 million dollar Loan Fund providing access to loan capital, financial education, and individualized financial counseling services for Hawaii-based small businesses, non-profit organizations and low and moderate-income families.

Due to system upgrades, we are not accepting new applications for loans at this time.  If you have immediate questions, please contact us at loanfund@hawaiiancouncil.org

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What We Do

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Rent & Mortgage Relief

We can help you find the resources you need for your ʻohana to thrive -from mortage to utilities and assistance programs.

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Kilohana

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