Our newest property, Koʻoloaʻula has been designed to accommodate larger, multi-generational families, meeting a pressing need for many households on Oʻahu. This complex of three-story townhouses is scheduled to open its doors to its first four buildings in April 2013, and construction of Phase I will be completed later in the summer. One-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units will be available, along with a space for community gatherings. As the first phase of development nears completion, Mutual Housing is coordinating with partner organizations to establish services and activities at Koʻoloaʻula comparable to those available at our other properties.
For more information on Koʻoloaʻula – Phase I, please download our ”Koʻoloaʻula Brochure” (pdf).
Application for Housing
Unfortunately, we have CLOSED our waitlist for Koʻoloaʻula. Over 880 applications were received for the lottery, and applicants received a lottery number by postcard showing their placement on the waitlist.
As of December 31, 2013, we have leased up the property. We have contacted applicants up to lottery numbers 1 – 600 on the waitlist (out of 886).
When apartments are vacated and become available in the future, we will continue to call applicants off of the waitlist. Every applicant will go through a screening process for income qualifications and background checks. Therefore, there is no guarantee that an applicant will get an apartment. It can sometimes require screening many applications before a qualified applicant is found. The qualified and approved applicant holding the lowest lottery number shall receive the first available unit for their family size. The next lowest lottery number that is qualified will then get the next available apartment.
Helpful information for applicants on the waitlist:
- Applicants that change contact phone numbers or addresses must be sure to send in writing the applicant name and new contact information. If the applicant cannot be reached by phone or mail, the applicant will be removed from the waitlist. Send address changes to: Koʻoloaʻula, 91-1159 Keahumoa Parkway, #801, Honolulu, HI 96706.
- Applicants will be contacted in the order they are on the waitlist. It is critical that applicants return calls and continue to provide requested information within the stated deadlines. Applicants that delay in the screening process will be bypassed by other applicants who turn in their information quickly. Unfortunately, applicants that do not respond by the deadlines will lose their opportunity for an apartment and be sent a rejection letter.
- The first month’s rent and security deposit (which is equal to the monthly rent) will be required before move in. The apartment cannot be held vacant for applicants who are trying to gather the funds when they are approved for a unit, so it is very important that applicants collect the necessary funds as soon as possible after they are called for screening. Qualified applicants who do not have sufficient funds at move in will lose their opportunity for an apartment and cannot remain on the waitlist.
Good luck to all applicants!
91-1159 Keahumoa Parkway
Ewa Beach, Hawaiʻi 96706
The rapidly developing “Second City” of Kapolei in West Oʻahu will provide Koʻoloaʻula residents with exciting opportunities for education, employment, and recreation. The University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu is nearby, and the businesses, resorts, and public facilities springing up in the area are looking to hire employees with a wide variety of skills.